We have a new name! The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United
States has approved the long-awaited name change for our post. Our
official name changes from the "Fraser-CPL Neil W. Reid Post 6691" to
the "LT Wood - CPL Reid Post 6691" in honor of our charter commander,
former Army lieutenant Claude "Woody" Wood.
Claude moved to
Fraser in 1935 with his parents, Edward and Celestia Wood. He proudly
served his country throughout World War II with an Army battlefield
commission to 2nd Lieutenant. He served with the B/67th FA of the 3rd
Armored Division as a Forward Observer with a Field Artillery Unit.
Claude received numerous medals, including two Bronze Stars. He later
became the charter commander for the Fraser VFW Post 6691, helping to
establish the post and was a proud member of the Macomb County Ritual
Team for many years.