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1st Lt. Raymond S. Wood
U. S. Army, Americal Division, 182nd Infantry Regiment

Wartime History
Raymond S. Wood resided in Grafton County, New Hampshire. He enlisted in the U. S. Army and was commissioned as an 2nd Lieutenant serial number O-417980. Assigned to the Americal Division, 182nd Infantry Regiment and promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. On December 30, 1942 he went Missing In Action (MIA) at Sea Horse on Guadalcanal.

Recovery of Remains
In early 2008, John Innes was involved with the turn over of the remains of Lt Raymond Woods, whose was were found on Sea Horse and turned over to the US Consulate of the Solomon Islands earlier this year, and sent to the US Embassy of Papua New Guinea who turned them over to a team from Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) in Port Moresby. Wood's remains were reported as "one from the Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal)" in JPAC News Release 08-09, as arriving at Hickam AFB on September 26, 2008.

Memorials
Wood earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, posthumously. He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery on the tablets of the missing.

References
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Raymond S. Wood
FindAGrave - 1Lt Raymond S Wood (tablets of the missing photo)
JPAC News Release 08-09 "one from the Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal)"
Thanks to John Innes for additional information

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