Wednesday, May 03, 2006

LtCol. Earl Woods Dies of Cancer

LtCol. Earl Woods died of cancer in his home in Cypress, Ca., today at the age of 74. Woods, a former Special Forces officer who served two tours in Vietnam was also the first black to play baseball in the Big Eight Conference. Woods was an author and perhaps most famously, a father.

Woods served alongside a Vietnamese officer who was so brave and courageous in battle that he was nicknamed "Tiger." Woods was so fond of the Vietnamese officer that he promised him he would one day name a son after him. In 1975, he had that son, naming him Eldrick.

But you probably know him better as "Tiger." If only I could be such a father.


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