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Aggie Solider Killed in Training Accident

Photo of Sgt. Graham Woody from the A CO, 1st BN, 41st Infantry Regiment Facebook page

Photo of Sgt. Graham Woody from the A CO, 1st BN, 41st Infantry Regiment Facebook page

Four days after being promoted to an Army Sergeant, an Aggie graduate was killed in a training accident.

27 year old Graham Woody of Houston, Class of 2008, died from serious head injuries in a crash that injured two other soldiers at Fort Bliss near El Paso.

The Association of Former Students says military honors will be presented Friday morning at the Houston National Cemetery. That service is open to the public.

From the Facebook page of Woody’s unit, A Company, 1st BN, 41st Infantry Regiment, written by Cpt. Shawn Carlson:

Sgt. Woody was truly special. He never did anything small and would be all-out no matter if it was working out (to include weighing his meals to ensure proper nutrition), improving his unit, or trying to impress the girls on the dance floor. It was just on the 1st of April that he made points to make Sergeant, one of his key goals in the Army. We’ll keep up his living legacy and be better for having known him.

From the Association of Former Students website:

U.S. Army Sgt. Graham Woody ’08 died April 5 when an armed vehicle he was driving rolled over during a training exercise at the Ana Dona range complex of Fort Bliss. Sgt. Woody, 27, was in the Third Brigade, First Armored Division.

Sgt. Woody, who graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in engineering technology, was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Company N-1 Knights.

“He would be the poster child of the Army: good looking, clean cut, all-American boy that was always waving the American flag and would do anything for anybody,” said Don Armstrong, Woody family spokesperson.

He served a year in Afghanistan where he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.

Military honors for Sgt. Woody will be presented at 11:30 a.m., April 12 at the Houston National Cemetery, located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston. The ceremony is open to the public.

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Posted by on Apr 10 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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