Spc Shane William Woods
Born: July 10, 1983 in Anchorage, Alaska
Died: August 9, 2006 in AR Ramadi, Iraq
Spc. Shane W. Woods of Palmer, Alaska was a 2003 graduate of Palmer High School, where he was very involved with the Junior ROTC. He was an excellent kid, respectful in the way he conducted himself. In 2002, he received the Alaska National Guard Adjutant General’s Award and in 2003 was selected as the Commanding General, United Sttaes Army Alaska JROTC Cadet of the Year. Involved with the family guiding business, he grew up hunting and fishing in the Alaska wilds. He had a special love for climbing and hiking in the Taylor Mountains of Western Alaska and the Chugach Mountains near his home. His fellow soldiers knew him to be a real warrior, with strong belief in his mission to protect what we have at home. He was a talented poet and photographer, and had a strong faith in Jesus Christ. He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Mae Woods; sister, Stephanie; grandparents, Noel and Jean Woods. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mike Punch and Lura Punch. He was killed at age 23 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Also killed were 1st Sgt. Aaron D. Jagger and Spc. Ignacio Ramirez.
37th Armor Regiment
1st Armored Division
Burial is at Fort Richardson National Cemetery in Fort Richardson, Alaska – Sec N Row 1 Site 6