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Oct 02, 1923

Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams born in Fairmont

May, 1943

Woody Williams enlisted in the Marine Corps

Feb 23, 1945

Woody Williams neutralized seven concrete pillboxes on Iwo Jima, which earned him the Medal of Honor

Mar 06, 1945

Woody Williams suffered a shrapnel wound on Iwo Jima, which earned him a Purple Heart

Oct 05, 1945

Woody Williams awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Truman in a ceremony at the White House.

Oct, 1945

Woody Williams married Ruby Meredith

Nov, 1945

Woody Williams discharged from the Marine Corps


Woody Williams retired from Marine Corps Reserve

Jan 14, 2016

The Navy named an Expeditionary Sea Base ship the USNS Hershel Woody Williams

Sep 09, 2018

Huntington VA hospital was renamed for Woody Williams

Jun 29, 2022

Woody Williams, last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, died in Huntington

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