Sarasota Marine dies in combat in Iraq

By the Bradenton Herald staff
Published May 1, 2007

Marine Sgt. Peter Woodall, 25, a 1999 graduate of Riverview High School, died Friday during combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, He is the ninth service member connected to Manatee and Sarasota counties killed in the Iraq war.

Overwhelmed, Woodall's family had a friend talk to the media in front of the home of his parents, Elizabeth and Richard Woodall.

Woodall's wife, Joanne, and 3-year-old son, Jacob, were at their home in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Woodall also is survived by a sister, Katie, who attends Sarasota Military Academy, and a brother, Bart.

Woodall was an explosives ordnance disposal technician.

"It was a very dangerous job, " said family spokesman Wes Boland, "but he never talked about any close calls."

Bradenton Herald