Silver Star Citation, First Oak Leaf Cluster for Robert F. Woodhouse, July 18, 1970

Title

Silver Star Citation, First Oak Leaf Cluster for Robert F. Woodhouse, July 18, 1970

Description

Robert F. Woodhouse Jr., or “Woody” as he was known by friends and classmates, was born in Elmira, New York on April 5, 1946, son to Robert F. and Geraldine Hyde Woodhouse. He was a 1964 graduate of Ellenville High School, and a 1968 graduate of The Citadel, where he majored in Political Science. At The Citadel, Woodhouse was on the Dean’s list, a Distinguished Military Student, and received the Widder Award, which is awarded to the cadet who best personifies military virtue. He was also a president of the Ranger-Airborne Club, a member of the Junior Sword Drill, and a member of the International Relations Club.

On July 7, 1970 Robert Woodhouse was killed in a mortar attack during a landing operation. He had been in Vietnam for eleven months, and had attained the rank of Captain.

This Silver Star citation, First Oak Leaf Cluster, was awarded to Robert F. Woodhouse for gallantry in action in Vietnam on May 6, 1970.

Source

A2018.11

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

Date

Rights

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Relation

Robert F. Woodhouse Jr. Collection

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/407

Citation

“Silver Star Citation, First Oak Leaf Cluster for Robert F. Woodhouse, July 18, 1970,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2022, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/407.