Hershel W. Williams

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Hershel Woodrow Williams

Hershel W. Williams in 2010
Nickname "Woody"
Born October 2, 1923 (1923-10-02) (age 91)
Fairmont, West Virginia
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USMC logo.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1943-1945, 1948-1949, 1954-1969
Rank Chief Warrant Officer 4
Unit 1st Battalion, 21st Marines
Battles/wars World War II
 • Battle of Iwo Jima
Awards Medal of Honor (1945)
Purple Heart
Other work Veterans Administration

Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams (born October 2, 1923) is a retired United States Marine. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.[1] He is also the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from that battle.[2]

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