Peter Neilson Woods
Master Sergeant, United States Army
Neilson Woods, 58, a Master Sergeant in the Army and security specialist
at Fort Myer, Virginia, died of pancreatic cancer June 4, 2008, at his
home in Arlington County, Virginia.
Sergeant Woods served 20 years in the Army, specializing in intelligence. He served in the Vietnam War and received four Bronze Star Medals during his career. He retired from the Army in 1989, then worked 17 years as a senior physical security specialist and certified protective professional in Fort Myer's directorate of emergency services.
He was born in Giessen, Germany, the son of an Army officer stationed there for the Nuremberg trials. The family returned to Northern Virginia, and Sergeant Woods graduated from Bishop O'Connell High School in 1967 and the University of Maryland.
He was a member and volunteer at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More Catholic Church there, and he volunteered for Republican Party activities.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Mai
Woods of Arlington; four children, Michael Woods of Culpeper, Virginia,
Kathleen Fellinger of Saskatchewan, and Eileen Woods and James Woods, both
of Arlington; three brothers; a sister; and four grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2008 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, Virginia. A private burial service to follow at 2 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.
Posted: 17 June 2008