John E. Woods Jr.

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Prescott, AR

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Major

Maj. John Woods was a military veteran with over 26 years of service, including a tour in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge, Sniper Qualification, Airborne Badge, Governor’s Twenty Badge, and multiple other service and achievement awards. In addition, he was a Professor of Military Science with the ROTC program at UAFS.

John was extremely knowledgeable and was a mentor to many. His leadership skills were amazing. He served his country with pride and gave his all.

If you ever met John you would never forget him. His knowledge and drive will always be remembered as well as the love for his country, family, and comrades.

Age: 43

Date of Death: October 09, 2018

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