Massie and Edna Wood bought 104 Cliff St (since demolished) in the 1920s and there raised a daughter and three sons, one of them Raymond Carlyle, who had been born in October 1920.  He attended GWHS but left after two years to work as an attendant at Crump's Esso station at the corner of Mt Vernon and Monroe.  When the war started he joined the Marine Corps and was promoted to sergeant in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines.  His regiment landed on Saipan on 15 June 1944.  He was grievously wounded on 18 January and evacuated to the hospital ship Bountiful, but died there and was moved back to the island for burial.  His remains were brought back to the US in early 1949 and interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

World War Two Losses

Raymond Carlyle Wood