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Robin Carder Wood, 59, a naval aviator and fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, died of cardiopulmonary arrest January 11, 2002, at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He had diabetes.
He retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1985, after having served in the Mediterranean, Norfolk and the Washington area in addition to Vietnam. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received a master's degree in aeronautical engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School. His awards included a Navy Commendation Medal.
Commander Wood, a resident of Tall Timbers, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota On retiring from the Navy, he settled in the Washington area and worked as a systems engineer for defense contractors, including Delex Systems Inc. and Veridian Corp. Most recently, he worked for Veridian at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
He was a member of the Tailhook Association and the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis.
His marriage to Betty Jean Wood ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Therese A. Wood of Tall Timbers; two children from his first marriage, Robert Wood and Tracy Wood Libby, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; his mother, Marion Wood of Memphis; a brother; a sister; and two grandchildren.
Robin Carder Wood, a retired Naval Aviator died January 11, 2002.
Robin graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1965. He flew in Vietnam and retired from the Navy in 1985.
Funeral services will be held on February 11, 2002, 1 p.m. at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the US Naval Academy Foundation Honor Chair Program, P.O. Box 64740, Baltimore, MD 21264-4740 in Lieutenant Commander Robin C. Wood's name, Class of 1965.
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