SFC Ronald Tanner Wood

Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronald T. Wood

Died July 16, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
28, of Cedar City, Utah; assigned to the 148th Field Artillery, Utah Army National Guard, Brigham City, Utah; killed July 16 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Kirkuk, Iraq.

United States Army Sergeant 1st Class Ronald Tanner Wood Of Cedar City, Utah was assigned to the Bravo Battery 1st Battalion 148th Field Artillery, Utah Army National Guard, Brigham City, Utah. Ronald was killed in action on July 16, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Kirkuk, Iraq.Ronald Tanner Wood has received the following medals: Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Ancient Order of Saint Barbara Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, War on Terrorism Medal, and Purple Heart. Sergeant First Class Ronald Tanner Wood was a soldier in the Utah Army National Guard for almost eleven years. In November, 1994, during his senior year at Cedar High School in Cedar City, Utah, Ron became a member of the Headquarters Battery 2nd Battalion 222nd Field Artillery in Cedar City. He was a member of the 222nd when they were activated near the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and shortly after his return from that activation he became a member of the Bravo Battery 1st Battalion 148th Field Artillery in Brigham City, Utah. The 148th was deployed to Iraq, and SFC Ronald Tanner Wood was killed while he was riding in an armored vehicle that was hit by two roadside underground explosive devices on July 16, 2005, near Kirkuk, Iraq. Military generals from Washington, D. C. speaking at his funeral said that SFC Ronald Tanner Wood had positively impacted the lives of over 20,000 military men and women as a teacher of military classes and a mentor to everyone serving with him. Sergeant First Class Ronald Tanner Wood liked to laugh and enjoy life. He enjoyed reading books, listening to music, bodybuilding, weight lifting, and running. Ron was always concerned about everyone else’s needs, and wanted to make sure that his family was happy. He was proud to be a Utah Army National Guard soldier, and he was dedicated and loyal to his fellow soldiers until the end of his life. SFC Ronald Tanner Wood was a true blue national hero, and he is sorely missed by his family, friends, and fellow soldiers.

3 Comments

  1. GOD BLESS YOU and THANK YOU for what you did for me I WILL NEVER FORGET,and I will make sure my 13 year old son Dalton knows about all of the HEROES like you and so many others who gave their life for this country and saving his right to be FREE,GOD BLESS you and you”re family with much love and respect from my family!!!!!

    • Courtney Davis

      Thank you for this post. Ron was my Uncle its been going on 8 years and never gets easier! As well for my aunt Kim who was married to Ron it never gets easier. Thank you so much for this post my family the Davis’ and the Woods’ all thank you for taking time and writing these words about out Ronnie! And thank you for your sweat comments as well @Szanne. Thank you both very much!

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