Lee Countian to be buried at Arlington

May 8, 2007

Albany -- A former Lee County man, killed in Iraq, will be laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Marine Sgt. Peter Woodall was killed April 27 in Iraq.

His uncle talked to WALB about the life and loss of his nephew.

Albany business owner Wright Woodall looks at the numerous news stories about the death of his nephew, 25-year-old Marine Sgt. Peter Woodall.

Woodall was killed April 27th in Al Anbar Province, Iraq when an explosives device he was defusing went off.

Wright Woodall described his fallen nephew as a born soldier. "He was pretty gung ho"

This was not Sgt. Woodall's first tour in Iraq. The former Lee Countian received nine decorations including the Purple Heart.

The husband and father of a three-year-old son, Woodall is described as a good family man, who loved life. "He loved life"

Sgt. Woodall re-enlisted in 2004 and served with the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company.