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Cottle County Texas WWII News

Monday, March 30, 2015
The Paducah Post
Paducah, Texas 
Vol. 109 No.5, Page 4
 
Woodley Receives Long Overdue Medals

A 96-year-old veteran from West Texas who served overseas in
World War II but never received his medals will finally get the
awards.

Former Sgt. Clinton Woodley will be honored Friday at Fort
Hood. Post (Military) officials say Woodley was born in Paducah,
100 miles northeast of Lubbock. Woodley enlisted in 1940 and
was stationed at Fort Bliss. He deployed to the Pacific in 1943.
The infantryman was honorably discharged in 1945 after serving
in areas including New Guinea, the Philippines and the Admiralty
Islands.

He earned a Bronze Star Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal,
the American Defense Service Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Service
Medal with 4 bronze service stars.

Woodley will also receive the World War II Victory Medal, the
American Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

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