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Posthumous Citizen Soldier Award Hershel "Woody" Williams

CWO4 Hershel “Woody” Williams, USMC (Ret.)
Pritzker Military Museum & Library

WWF Mission

Our mission is to honor, recognize and serve gold star families and the legacy of their loved ones who've paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Woody Williams Foundation - "Our Why"

The Woody Williams Foundation is a charitable 501c(3) organization that pursues specific endeavors and goals through the vision of Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams. The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the American public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the United States, conducting Gold Star Families Outreach across the country, and providing Living Legacy scholarships to eligible Gold Star Family members.

Hershel "Woody" Williams, Medal of Honor, Iwo Jima

The National WWII Museum Oral History
Produced by the National WWII Museum in New Orleans

Memoirs Of WWII

WW2 Marine Hershel “Woody” Williams - the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Pacific Theater - describes the series of events that lead to him being awarded the medal.

Hershel Woody Williams on Q13 News in Seattle

Hershel Woody Williams shares war stories about his role at Iwo Jima.

Story of a Hero

This video is about the Hershel "Woody" Williams Medal of Honor Foundation and the efforts in honoring Gold Star Families through the establishment of Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments.