Maj. Robert F. Woods

Maj. Robert F. Woods sits in the pilot seat of an 02-A Skymaster in Vietnam in 1968. On June 26, 1968, Major Woods disappeared in the Quang Binh Province in Vietnam after the 02-A Skymaster he was flying crashed in a remote mountainous region. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Major Woods was in the military for 20 years when he disappeared. His career began in June 1948 as an enlisted aircrew member on a C-74 Globemaster in the Berlin Airlift. In 1951 he became an officer and a pilot flying KC-97 Stratotankers in the Korean Conflict. In Vietnam, he served as a forward air controller in the Skymaster with the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron in DaNang Air Base, South Vietnam. He earned his first of eight Air Medals in Korea and also earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. On April 9, 2008, he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery nearly 40 years after he disappeared. (Photo courtesy of the Woods family)

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