Friday, September 10, 2010
Marvin Roger Woods
Retired US Navy, Chief Radio Man and Civilian Pentagon Employee
January 6, 1944 - September 11, 2001 - The Pentagon
Marvin Roger Woods was devoted to the Navy and his country throughout his life. He retired from the US Navy after 22 years on active duty, took a six week vacation, went back to work for next 18 years as a civilian communications manager for the Navy. He had been stationed at the Pentagon since the mid-1990's and had an office in the newly renovated section of the building - the section hit by Flight 77. He is buried in Section 64 in the shadow of the Pentagon with many others who were killed that day.
He liked to hunt and fish and to work in his woodshop behind his home.
He was married to Betty Woods for 30 years. Woods -- known as "Roger" to friends and family -- grew up in Owendale, Michigan. He served a tour in Vietnam, then met his wife in October 1971 while on leave. Three months later, they were married, and together they went off to his next assignment, in Puerto Rico. Like many military families, Woods, his wife and their three children traveled from city to city, port to port.
The post is part of Project 2996.