|Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA|
|1960 view of Mansfield High School. Front section , formerly the gym - converted to auditorium, was built about 1927 attached to the old Brick School. In 1939, the Brick School was torn down and the new school built surrounding the central gym. The 1939 section on left became the Junior High School in the fall of 1959, and the High School is the new part on the right.|
|1968 Yearbook Photo|
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|Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 2, 2010
Former South side man honored posthumously by Shawna T. Turner
Sgt. Hamilton Woodruff, a native of the area, posthumously received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Award for his lifesaving work in the Marine Corps. Woodruff attended schools in South Williamsport, prior to leaving the area in 1999. As a 23-year-old Arabic linguist for the military, Woodruff gathered and analyzed intelligence as a team leader in a reconnaissance force that thwarted potential terrorist attacks, among other missions. "What he did was gathered and interpreted more than 150 reports that protected a combat team. What we are told is that there were some insurgents that were going to attack a team. Hamilton discovered it," said Rev. Howard T. Woodruff, Hamilton's father. Another major event thwarted by Hamilton was a possible attack against Americans. "He discovered a suspicious man crossing the border into Jordan. He interviewed him and gathered intelligence. It turns out, (the man was conspiring) for a strike against the U.S. What Hamilton's actions did literally saved thousands of lives," Woodruff said. Hamilton loved what the Marines stood for, his father said.