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Woods inducted into military hall of fame

Col. Pendleton Woods, B/394, has been inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame. While a private first class with the 99th Division, he was captured on reconnaissance patrol behind German lines in December 1944, and spent five months as a prisoner of war.

Woods was commissioned through the University of Arkansas ROTC program in 1948, and served as public information officer with the 45th Infantry Division in Korea during the Korean War, being the youngest member of the division staff.

He retired from the Oklahoma Army National Guard as a colonel in 1983 with 41 years of active and reserve military service. In his civilian career he is director of the American Citizenship Center at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, dealing primarily with youth forums and seminars.

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