Newt’s World – Episode 429: Remembering Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

Newt talks with Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams about the Battle of Iwo Jima and what it was like becoming a Medal of Honor recipient for bravery in World War II.

Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima, as a 21-year-old Marine from West Virginia. After using flamethrowers to wipe out seven Japanese pill boxes, opening an area where Marine tanks and personnel carriers could break through the enemy defenses. Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II. He was the oldest living recipient.  He died on Wednesday, June 29th in Huntington, West Virginia at the age of 98. Newt shares his interview with Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams which originally aired on Memorial Day in 2019.

Guest: Hershel “Woody” Williams

Hershel 'Woody' Williams
Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

Woody Williams Foundation

Memorial Services For Woody Williams

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