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Edward J. Wodowski .

   Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Edward J. "Woody" Wodowski, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was 82. He was born in Pittsburgh on Oct. 2, 1925, to Stanley and Josephine Wodowski.
   Woody is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nan Wodowski; his children, Nannette Palmer of Wodowski Tucson, Ariz., Edward Wodowski of Fayetteville and Cindy Morris of Greensboro; and his grandchildren, Meghan and Christopher Morris. He is also survived by many other family members, extended' family and close friends. Woody was preceded in death by his brother, Henry; and sisters, Stella and Helen..
   Woody retired at Fort Bragg after 31 years of military service, 25 of which were airborne. Records indicated he' made approximately 1,800 jumps. A brave soldier, he proudly served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Following military retirement, Woody worked in civil service at Fort Bragg for 28 years and retired in 2001. Throughout his careers, he coached children's baseball and bowling.
   Woody participated in the "508th" conventions for 28 years . with his family throughout the U.S., enjoying reunions with his fellow retired soldiers. He was an avid golfer with his son and friends, even traveling to Myrtle Beach each year to golf in the Military Retirees Golf Tournament. He also took .great pleasure in being with his family at every opportunity.
   A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, March 6, 2008, at 11 a.m. in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville. Entombment with full military honors will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive. friends from 7 to 9 tonight, March 5, 2008, at the funeral home.
   Services entrusted to Jernigan Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville Observer, March 5, 2008

Edward J. Wodowski  
Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Edward J. “Woody” Wodowski, 82, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Services: Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville. Burial with full military honors in Lafayette Memorial Park.

Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Survived by: Wife, Nan; son, Eddie; daughters, Nannette Palmer and Cynthia Morris; and two grandchildren.

FayObserver.com, March 5, 2008

(courtesy of  Larry Gaylord)

Vault marker for Edward J. Wodowski in Lafayette Memorial Park, Fayetteville (Cumberland county), North Carolina.

Edward was a member of Company A and received the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge and Bronze Service Arrowhead Device among numerous other awards.