CPL. RYAN A. WOODWARD, 22, died Saturday, September 8, 2007, in Balad, Iraq. He was born in Fort Wayne, and was serving in the U.S. Army. A 2003 Carroll High School graduate, he had been assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, N.C.
Survivors include parents, Mike and Sue Woodward of Columbia City; sisters, Tasha and Brooke Woodward; and brother, Benjamin Woodward, all of Columbia City; grandparents, Phillip and Mary Woodward of Fort Wayne, and Roy and Winifred Stantz of Albion; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Service was Wednesday, September 19, at Aboite Lutheran Church, 10312 Aboite Center Road, Pastor Richard Pagan officiating. Calling was Tuesday, September 18, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the U.S. Army.
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