Grave marker for Matrona J. Wood in Plot A-454-1&2, National Memorial
Park, Falls Church (Fairfax county), Virginia.
Matrona enlisted in the Army at
Charlottesville, VA on 25 February 1943.
On 26 September 1944, Pvt Wood was
transferred from Hq 82nd Airborne Division, Leicester, England to
Service Company, 508th PIR. He was subsequently transferred to Hq
Hq where he was promoted to Pfc on 4 January 1945.
Pfc Wood was transferred in grade to the
505th PIR on 20 October 1945, perhaps to join the regimen on a troop
ship heading home.
His military decorations include the
Combat Infantryman Badge awarded for action during campaign, 18 December
1944 to 20 February 1945, effective 17 February 1945