James registered for the draft in
Burlington, NC on 16 October 1940 and ws inducted into the Army at Fort
Bragg, NC on 6 April 1944.
On 6 October 1944, Pvt Woody was
transferred from 92 Airborne Division HQ to Service Company, 508th PIR.
He was transferred to Company B on 21 November 1944.
James apparently sat out the Battle of
The Bulge as he was admitted to the 50th Field Hospital, Camp Sissonne,
France as a non battle casualty on 30 November 1944 and was returned to
duty on 21 December 1944. The regiment had moved out three days