Bobby Clyde Wood

Staff Sergeant
Army of the United States
24 July 1931 - 13 May 1968
Monroe, Louisiana
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, Good Conduct (multiple awards), National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Bobby Clyde Wood

05 Dec 2000

A real trooper;
some gave some and some gave all.
We miss you, Bobby

A memorial from his cousins
Ray E. Wood, MSgt. USAF (Ret), Vietnam Veteran
Rurel R. Wood, MSgt USAF (Ret), WWII Veteran

28 Dec 2004

Bobby, just wanted you to know we still think of you. A brave American soldier you were; you are and always will be in our hearts.

Ray E. Wood, MSgt. USAF/ret. Vietnam Veteran 69-70

04 Dec 2005

Bobby, we still think of you often. You may be gone but never forgotten, nor shall you ever be.

From a cousin,
Ray E. Wood

From his cousin,
Ray E. Wood, MSgt. USAF (Ret)
MSgt, USAF (Ret)

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain), a dormant volcano, rises some 3000 feet above the surrounding plain in Tay Ninh Province. During the war, the Army had a signal relay station atop the mountain, and Allied troops controlled the plain below - but the slopes of the jungle-covered Black Virgin were no-man's-land. A number of different Army units were represented atop Nui Ba Den.

On 13 May 1968 the VC attacked the relay station, killing 21 American servicemen including 11 men from the 125th Signal Battalion:

  • CPT George Coleman, Birmingham, AL
  • 2LT Thomas N. Teague, Mountlake Terrace, WA
  • SSG Ray W. Owen, Columbia, SC
  • SSG Harold A. Stone, Champaign, IL
  • SSG Bobby C. Wood, Monroe, LA
  • SGT Joseph Adams, New Orleans, LA
  • SP4 Albert E. Dahl, Aurora, IL
  • SP4 James A. Davis, Orlando, FL
  • SP4 Paul R. Hoag, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • SP4 Michael J. Juneau, Hessmer, LA
  • SP4 Paul R. Lozano, Bay City, TX
Captain Coleman, SSG Wood, SGT Adams, SP4 Adams, and SP4 Davis were infantrymen, assigned to the station as a security force. 2LT Teague, SP4 Dahl, SP4 Juneau, and SP4 Lozano were signalmen. SSG Owen was a medic; SSG Stone and SP4 Hoag were food servicemen. On 13 May all were soldiers, and all died in the hand-to-hand fighting that took place atop the Black Virgin Mountain.

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
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