Woody entered the U.S. Army in 1960 and retired 1983 as a master sergeant.
He has been a member of NATEODA since 2001, and served as the writer, editor and publisher of the RSP (the Association’s former newsletter) for several years. He hosted the 2006 NATEODA Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
After retirement from the Army in 1983, Woody worked for the Hertz car rental corporation. He was an over-the-road truck driver and worked as equipment manager for an earth moving construction company.
After completing the EOD school at Indian Head, Maryland in Oct 1968, Woody’s first EOD assignment was the 62nd Ord Det (EOD) at Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Other assignments were: 97th Ord Det (EOD), Ikego, Japan. 1969-1970
5th Ord Det (EOD). 1970-1972.
71st Ord Det (EOD), Lockbourne AFB, Ohio. 1972-1974
546th Ord Det (EODCC), Fort Sam Houston, Texas. 1974-1977 & 1979-1980.
8th Ord Det (EOD), Korea. 1977-1979
His final duty station was the 259th Ord Det (EOD), Fort Irwin, California. 1980-1983