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Walter West Woodruff

Private First Class, Army

Born: October 3, 1924
Hometown: Arlington County
Entered: April 14, 1943
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: November 27, 1943
Died In: off the coast of Algeria
Awards: Purple Heart

Killed aboard HMT Rohna when attacked/sunk by a German air launched, radio guided, rocket powered bomb. Attended Washington & Lee High School. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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