If you knew him, you were definitely fortunate. I talked to one of his sergeants recently, and he said if he had 100 of Travis, he'd be set.
— Nate Hahn, friend
In the summer before his death, Woods was credited with saving the lives of several fellow Marines when their vehicle was hit by a recoilless rifle round. The mission on which Woods died was supposed to have been his last before returning home.
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