Maj. Gen. Wood received this plaque from an artillery batallion he commanded.
Presented to Col John R. Wood
Dec 94-Sep 96
In appreciation for your leadership and guidence
from the NCOs of 3d I.D. Artillary
Source: Gift of Major General John R. Wood
Plaque and flags from Major General's office
This framed presentation plaque and two pole-mounted flags were recovered from the Pentagon office of Maj. Gen. John Wood. Context:
Maj. Gen. John Wood survived the terrorist attack on the Pentagon with the help of fellow workers. His office was on the third floor of the outermost E ring, directly above the path of the airplane as it slid through the first and second floors of E, D, and C rings. While the third floor did not immediately collapse, the damaged floor sagged, causing his office door to jam. Brig. Gen. Karl Eikenberry and administrative assistant Linda Moore broke the door down and helped Maj. Gen. Wood to safety. About 35 minutes after the crash, the third, fourth, and fifth floors of the damaged section collapsed. Half of Maj. Gen. Wood’s office, including his desk, fell; the other half with the flags and plaque remained intact.
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