George C. Wood, Jr.
M Division
USS West Virginia

G. Cedric Wood, Machinists Mate 1/c, born May 17, 1923, Oakland, CA, attended Fremont High school, then Machinists Mate School in 1941.  Joined the USN Feb. 26, 1941; served aboard the USS West Virginia, ARDI, USS Turkey, USS Phaon, USS Attu and the USS Sphinx.

Memorable experience was carrying two machine guns to the roof of the receiving ship.  Discharged in first in May 1947 and second in 1952 as MM1/c (SS).

Married Barbara on April 9, 1944, and they have three children and six grandchildren.  He is a retired air conditioning mechanic and enjoys golf.

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing

Cedric Wood and his wife Barbara in Hawaii at the 60th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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