Carl F Wood (1916 - 1999)

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Carl F Wood
1916 - 1999
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July 30, 1916
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August 16, 1999
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Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33919
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Carl F Wood was born on July 30, 1916. He died on August 16, 1999 at age 83. We know that Carl F Wood had been residing in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33919.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Florida National Cemetery Section 135 Site 1303 6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., in Bushnell, Florida 33513
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SSGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Carl F Wood passed away on August 16, 1999 at 83 years of age. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 135 Site 1303, Bushnell, Florida. He was born on July 30, 1916. We are unaware of information about Carl's family. We know that Carl F Wood had been residing in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33919.

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In 1916, in the year that Carl F Wood was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1923, he was merely 7 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1944, at the age of 28 years old, Carl was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1957, he was 41 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1993, when he was 77 years old, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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