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Kyle “Woody” Woodbury NV

Kyle “Woody” Woodbury NV, a retired Navy captain who had a second career as a defense consultant, died Dec. 10, 2014, of cardiac arrest at his home in McLean, Va. He was 86.


Woody was born in New Gloucester, Maine, and moved to the Washington area in 1968. During his 32-year Navy career, he was a test pilot and weapons-development project officer. After his military retirement in 1977, he was a defense consultant for about a decade. On the side, he raised and trained falcons and studied their flight patterns with Cornell University’s ornithology laboratory. He was a member of the Fairfax Rod and Gun Club, the Virginia Falconers’ Association and the Izaak Walton League of America, a conservation group.


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