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West Virginia’s Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams – last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II – dies at 98

By Courtney Hessler, The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center, according to a release from the foundation that bears his name.

On Tuesday, his family sent a release saying he had been hospitalized and requested privacy as the veteran lived out “his last days.”

“I ask all West Virginians to join Cathy and I in praying for Woody, his family, friends, loved ones, and the entire military community across West Virginia and the United States of America. Pray that, while the weight of this loss is profound, we all will be able to take solace in the fact that Woody’s contributions to our nation inspired generations, cultivated similar bravery, and saved lives. Woody Williams will go down in history as one of the greatest West Virginians who ever lived, and we salute him for everything he gave to our state and our nation,” West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said in the release…

To read more: https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/woody-williams—-last-living-medal-of-honor-recipient-from-world-war-ii/article_7c9f133e-5f70-5971-a92b-c28fe0f42eef.html

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