It was an absolute honor to have Marine, WWII vet, and Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel “Woody” Williams on the show! Woody Williams grew up in rural West Virginia, so far removed from urban centers that his family had no access to daily news sources. So, Woody’s family had virtually no access to information about the military, let alone the events leading up to WWII. But, eventually it was the Second World War that would act as the catalyst for Woody joining the Marine Corps. While fighting on Iwo Jima, Williams “displayed ‘valiant devotion to duty’ and service above self as he ‘enabled his company to reach its objective,’” earning him the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during the battle. Woody received the Medal from President Truman at the White House on October 5, 1945. Williams is the last surviving Marine from WWII to wear the Medal of Honor. This is an incredible, inspiring edition of HAZARD GROUND you don’t want to miss!
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