Woody Williams 95th Birthday Celebration

Join us to mark a special milestone for Hershel “Woody” Williams, WWII Medal of Honor recipient and Museum champion.

October 02 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
+ Add to calendar 2018-10-02 5:00:00 PM 2018-10-02 8:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Woody Williams 95th Birthday Celebration Join us to mark a special milestone for Hershel “Woody” Williams, WWII Medal of Honor recipient and Museum champion.
Location: US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Join us for a special evening honoring WWII veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams.

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 evening will include presentations about Woody’s relationship with The National WWII Museum, his service record, and what he and his comrades of WWII generation mean to today’s Marine Corps. There will also be a one-on-one interview with Woody discussing his mission and that of his Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation.

Fewer than 500 Medals of Honor were awarded for actions in World War II. Of those recipients, only four remain. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to both learn from a great American and help us honor him on his 95th birthday.

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.