Nov 1 2023
Kristi Morey | West Virginia Public Broadcasting
CHARLESTON,WV: To commemorate Veterans Day in West Virginia, West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) proudly releases a new documentary about the life of Medal of Honor recipient, Woody Williams titled, Woody Williams: An Extraordinary Life of Service. The show will air Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. on WVPB. You can also watch the program on WVPB Passport and our YouTube channel.
The documentary chronicles the life of Hershel ‘Woody” Williams, America’s last living World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. William’s life was dedicated to God, family, country and perhaps above all, service. In 2022, Williams passed at the age of 98, and would lie in honor at both the West Virginia State Capitol and the US Capitol.
“Woody Williams: An Extraordinary Life of Service has been a great project for our video production team and showcases their talent in telling West Virginia’s story,” commented Interim Executive Director Eddie Isom. “We hope everyone learns about Mr. Williams’ commitment to his community that went way beyond his military service. We hope this hour-long documentary is an inspiration to others.”
The documentary shares how Williams at the age of 85, formed the Woody Williams Foundation, dedicated to honoring and helping Gold Star Families. Through the work of the foundation, there are now Gold Star Families Monuments in every state.