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Lance Corporal Nathan Raymond WOOD 19 - Loving Son, Brother, Friend and Hero. Nathan was born in Great Falls, Montana on December 20, 1984. His parents, Rex and DeEtte Wood, moved to Kirkland when Nathan was seven. He graduated from Juanita High School in 2003. During his senior year, Nathan joined the Marines with several close friends. He was deployed to Iraq during the summer of 2004. Nathan served with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Pendleton, California. For his dedicated service he was recently promoted to Lance Corporal. Nathan was killed in action November 9th during the recent military operations in Fallujah. Nathan's parents accepted the Purple Heart award on his behalf. Nathan enjoyed fishing, camping and fixing up cars with his friends. Nathan can best be described as a respectful, kind-hearted young man. Always looking for adventure, his enthusiasm for life-sometimes expressed mischievously-was an inspiration for his family and friends. Although Nathan's life was short-lived, he had a positive impact on everyone who knew him. In addition to his parents, Nathan is survived by his younger sister Gretchen Wood, his grandparents Bob and Fran Olson of Bothell, and a great-grandmother, Harriet Korst of Great Falls, Montana. He also left behind a large extended family consisting of many aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial Services will be held at Christ Church of Kirkland, 11725 Northeast 118th Street, in Kirkland, Washington at 11:00 a.m. on Friday November 19, 2004. Following his memorial, a military graveside service will proceed at Floral Hills Cemetery, 409 Filbert Road, in Lynnwood. A reception is planned for after the services with details to be provided later.
Published in The Seattle Times on Nov. 16, 2004
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