PAUL D. WOOD, MAJ, USA

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Paul Wood '31

Date of birth: 1908

Date of death: April 7, 1942

Age: ~33

Lucky Bag

Paul is listed as "Those Who Have Gone..." Plebe Year. He is listed as having been appointed from "At Large" in the Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy 1927-1928. He was admitted on June 16, 1927 at age 19 years 7 months. Elsewhere he is listed as having entered the service from Washington, D.C.

The Howitzer (West Point Yearbook)

From the 1933 Howitzer:

Loss

Paul was lost on April 7, 1942 on the Bataan peninsula, Philippines. He was a member of the 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, a unit that in 1941 was composed primarily of American officers and Filipino men.

Forces on the Bataan peninsula were surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942.

Paul attended the Gettysburg Academy and later graduated the US Military Academy at West Point in 1933.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Bronze Star medal.

Unable to find any information about his family.


Class of 1931

Paul is one of 50 members of the Class of 1931 in Memorial Hall.