Hershel W. Williams

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Hershel Woodrow Williams
Hershel W. Williams in 2010
Nickname"Woody"
Born (1923-10-02) October 2, 1923 (age 95)
Fairmont, West Virginia
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service1943-1945, 1948-1949, 1954-1969
RankChief Warrant Officer 4
Unit1st Battalion, 21st Marines
Battles/warsWorld War II
 • Battle of Iwo Jima
AwardsMedal of Honor (1945)
Purple Heart
Other workVeterans 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cpl Hersel W. Williams, Medal of Honor, 1945, 1/21/3, Iwo Jima (Medal of Honor citation)". Marines Awarded the Medal of Honor. United States Marine Corps History Division. Archived from the original on 2007-02-20.
  2. "Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hershel Woodrow Williams, USMCR". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. United States Marine Corps History Division. Retrieved July 7, 2010.

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