Until the beaches were cleared, the 320th were infantry troops as well. Digging trenches and round up German troops.
They carried the wounded to safety and buried the dead. They drove ambulances, earth-movers and the trucks that would supply the front lines.
A sole piece of paper exists today in the National Archives revealing that Woodson was, in fact, a candidate for the nation’s highest award for bravery.
Woody was not among them, he received a Bronze Star instead.
He passed in 2005.
This #DDay lets honor them, and thank them for their sacrifices.