Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Incident: Marine Cpl. Travis M. Woods died Sept. 9 from wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Died: September 09, 2007
Redding-area Marine killed in Afghanistan
The Associated Press
PALO CEDRO, Calif. — In a call to his mother last week, Marine Cpl. Travis Woods said he would be coming home soon from Afghanistan.
“He said, ‘Mom, we have a little more work to do,’ ” said his mother, Stacey Woods.
Instead, three Marines knocked on her door over the weekend to tell her that her son had died. He was 21.
Woods, who had already completed a tour of duty in Iraq before he went to Afghanistan, was killed Sept. 9 while fighting in Helmand province, according to the Department of Defense. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton.