Second Lieutenant Wood was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 30, 1950. For his leadership and valor, Second Lieutenant Wood was awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Descendent of Revolutionary War Soldier
Robert Hornsby Wood was a descendent of Christopher Horn, a revolutionary war soldier.