22 October 1918 — La Junta, Otero County, CO
Harry Clifford Wood is my father. He is the son of Harry Wood and Iva Hedges Wood. He was born October 22, 1918, in La Junta Colorado. He married Addie Katie Doris Cothern on March 10, 1949, in Las Vegas, Nevada. My father was a farmer in Yellow Jacket, Colorado. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He was an aviation machinist mate, 2nd Class Petty Officer. He repaired Corsairs and Hellcat dive bombers. After the war, he returned to farming. Later, he also owned his own TV and Radio repair business. When my fathe retired, he and my mother moved to Apache Junction, Arizona. My father died of prostate cancer on February 26, 1994, in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, at the age of 75. My mother died of heart failure on April 5, 2008, in East Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, at the age of 92. She would have been 93 on April 28, 2008.