Jamarcus Woods (Photo: Clinton National Airport)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Clinton National Airport) - Private First Class Jamarcus Woods of Little Rock was severely injured September 3rd while serving our country in Afghanistan. Woods suffered severe burns to his face, arms and legs and broke his leg as an IED ripped through his vehicle. He is undergoing extensive physical therapy to regain his ability to walk.
PFC Woods, who last month was awarded the Purple Heart, will be flying to Birmingham on Friday, November 29th to watch his brother play in the Iron Bowl to be held in Auburn on Saturday. This will be Woods' first-time to see his brother, Altee Tenpenny, play college football as a freshman running back for the University of Alabama.
The trip, which is being coordinated by the non-profit, Tide for Troops, is being sponsored by donors who read a letter written by Woods' commander and fellow soldier asking for help so that he could attend the bowl game.
Southwest Airlines is providing roundtrip airfare for Jamarcus and his mother, Chiquita, after one of the airline's co-pilots learned of the special request.