Robert F. (Pete) Woodruff

Tomb Position

Assistant Relief Commander, Commander of the Relief, Sentinel

Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank


Tomb Dates

Jul 1964 - Jan 1966

Military Dates

Jan 1964 - Jul 1984

Society Membership

Lifetime Member

Home City / State

Oxford, OH

Current City / State

Marietta, GA

Units & Campaigns

Basic Training - Ft Knox, KY
Adv Inf Training (AIT) - Ft Polk, LA
2d Plt, Honor Guard Co, 1st BN, 3d Inf Regiment - Ft Myer, VA
1st Relief, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - ANC / Ft Myer, VA
Officer Candidate School - Ft Benning, GA
HQ, 4th BN, 3d Inf Regiment - Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
C Co, 4th BN, 3d Inf Regiment - Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
British Jungle Warfare School - Johor Bahru, Malaysia
HQ, 11th Light Inf Brigade - Hawaii / Vietnam
D Co, 4th BN, 3d Inf Regiment, 11th Inf Bde, Americal Div - Vietnam
Instructor, Infantry School - Ft Benning, GA
Helicopter Flight School - Ft Wolters, TX / Ft Rucker, AL
Officer Student Company, 6th BN - Ft Rucker, AL
Infantry Advance Course - Ft Benning, GA
B/227th AHC, 1 Cav Div - Vietnam
180th ASHC, 17th CAG, 1st Aviation Brigade - Vietnam
HQ, 1st Aviation Brigade - Vietnam
Boot Strap - Ohio State University
Combat Developments Command (CDC) - Ft Rucker, AL
HQ, USA Aviation School and Center - Ft Rucker, AL
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) - Pentagon
Ops Team 1, National Military Command Center (JCS) - Pentagon
USA Safety Center - Ft Rucker, AL

Awards & Decorations

Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Army Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal (Numeral 7)
Army Commendation Medal
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnamese Service Medal with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Stars
Army Service Medal
Overseas Service Medal
NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB)
Senior Army Aviator's Wings
Sentinel, Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers Identification Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge

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