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V0005

Tree Presented By/Date:
Ron & Ann Woodhead
10 Mar 2014
MyVeteran/MyHero Name:
Harold K. Woodhead, Sr.
MyVeteran/MyHero Photo:
E. Stratford Smith, Esq.
Dates of Birth/Death:
24 Mar 1921 - 19 Mar 2001
Dates of Military Service:
1944-1946
Service Branch / Stations:

US Navy
Pacific Theater
Engine Room / Boiler Tender

Highest Rank:
Seaman
My Veteran's Hometown:
Sunbury, PA
"Why this Veteran
is My Hero:"

Harold K. "Kenny" Woodhead Sr. helped make things happen his entire life - including providing steam to move the USS Commencement Bay (CVE 105 Escort Carrier) in the Pacific w/1,066 crewman & 34 aircraft. Kenny was a plank owner of that ship. Prior to the war he apprenticed as a carpenter. Following his return from the Navy, he continued work his entire life as a union carpenter. He and his wife, Margaret (Peg), raised 3 children & built 2 new homes for their family as it grew. Kenny was also known for his vehicles - trading in his car for a new one every 2 yrs. & for his H-D DuoGlide & then ElectraGlide motorcycles.

About this Tribute Tree:
Moraine Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Moraine'  
Planting Date:
Planted in Spring 2014
Park Name:
GPS coordinates of this tree:
Oak Hall Regional Park
N 40 47.478            W 077 47.522
The "MyVeteran/MyHero Tribute Tree Campaign"© was established by the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority in early-2014 to provide living tributes to veterans of the US Military in the three "Regional Parks" (established by the Centre Region Council of Governments) while assisting to further improve the host parks. A flyer about the campaign is available HERE (PDF). The initial site of these Tribute Trees will be Oak Hall Regional Park near Boalsburg. Future sites will include Whitehall Road Regional Park and the John Hess Softball Complex, as scheduled. For more information, please contact CRPR.

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