Join us to mark a special milestone for Hershel “Woody” Williams, WWII Medal of Honor recipient and Museum champion.
The evening will include presentations about Woody’s heroic actions on Iwo Jima recounted in his Medal of Honor citation, his longstanding relationship with The National WWII Museum, and the awe and respect that today’s US Marines still hold for Woody and his comrades of the WWII generation. There will also be a one-on-one interview with Woody discussing the mission of the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation. And the evening will conclude with a celebration: Happy 95th birthday, Woody!
Woody was born on a dairy farm in 1923 in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division. During the battle, Williams displayed “valiant devotion to duty” and service above self as he “enabled his company to reach its objective.” His actions, commitment to his fellow servicemembers, and heroism were recognized on October 5, 1945, when he received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Harry S. Truman at the White House.
The reception and presentation, brought to you by the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, are free and open to the public, but please register to attend.
For more information or to register, call 528-1944 x 412.