Walter Woods, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating his 93rd birthday. He was born on Jan. 17, 1921 in Patterson, N.J. He was the son of the late Walter Woods and Jean Johnson.
He graduated from Hawthorne High School in 1939 and enlisted in the Air Corps. He served as a pilot during World War II and received a number of combat medals including: American Theater Medal, Air Medal with three Oak Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
He married Winifred "Winkie" Mulhern on Nov. 12, 1994 and is still happily married. Before moving to Heritage Hill the couple traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.
He has two children, Walter Jr., deceased, and April Harris, who resides in Danville. He has two stepsons, Thomas Learn, who resides in Palmyra, N.Y. and William Learn, who resides in North Carolina.
He is proud to have six grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 14 step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandchild.
He was a member of the American Legion and is currently still a member of the Masons and he enjoyed golfing, fishing and baseball.