By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ
MILTON, W.Va. — After 94 years, World War II veteran Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams said he’s had many firsts in his life.
Next month, Williams, the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Battle of Iwo Jima, said he will add another first to that list: flipping the coin at the 52nd Super Bowl on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.
“I’ve had so many firsts – and they keep coming, even at 94,” Williams said during a Milton Rotary Club luncheon Thursday.
“These courageous individuals deserve to be recognized on America’s biggest stage,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We are grateful for their service to our country, and we are pleased to continue the NFL’s longstanding tradition of hosting special tributes to service members at the Super Bowl.”
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