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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Seaman 2nd Class Frank Woods Laid to Rest with Full Military Honors

Seaman 2nd Class Frank Wood Laid to Rest

Seaman 2nd Class Class Frank Wood, a native of Jackson, Ohio, was laid to rest in Carson Cemetery 76 years after his death aboard the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor. A casket containing comingled remains from the USS Oklahoma was exhumed in 2015. The US Navy contacted the closest remaining relatives, niece Jill O. Overly Lee of Franklin, NC, and nephew Jack R. Overly of Estes Park, Colorado, who both submitted DNA samples for testing. The Navy then identified Wood’s remains.

An aircraft transporting Wood landed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Friday, and a small escort accompanied the body from Atlanta to Franklin, NC just after 6 pm after a short ceremony at the Airport honored the fallen sailor. As many as 10,000 people gathered along overpasses and the roadways to pay their respects as the escort passed through Georgia. The escort arrived at Macon Funeral Home just before 8:30 pm.

The obituary notice for Seaman 2nd Class Frank Wood is on the Macon Funeral Home website. [LINK]

Video and photos from the arrival of Wood at Macon Funeral Home to the Graveside Rites are posted below. Both a color video and a black and white version of the video are embedded below.


Flickr Photo Album

Seaman 2nd Class Frank Wood Laid to Rest


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3:04 am on April 17, 2018