Charles B. Wood

NAME
Charles Barton Wood
NICKNAME
MCSN
340763
HOME OF RECORD
5000 Asher Avenue, Little Rock, AR
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. William B. Wood
DATE OF BIRTH
unknown
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 12, 1942
DATE OF LOSS
October 21, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed in Action
UNIT
K/3/2nd Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Wood served with Company K, Third Battalion, 2nd Marines during the battle of Guadalcanal.On 21 October 1942, Wood’s battalion moved to the Division reserve area near Henderson Field. They had barely settled into their new bivouac when the noon air raid droned overhead. Six bombs intended for the airfield fell on the Third Battalion, killing eleven Marines and wounding more than forty.

PFC Wood was killed by a direct hit. None of his remains could be recovered for burial.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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