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Last WWII MoH Recipient to Lie in Honor at Capitol

Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II who died on Wednesday at age 98, will lie in honor at the United States Capitol. Sen. Joe Manchin (D‑WV) announced on Sunday that Williams, a West Virginia native, would be honored at the Capitol. “Woody Williams was far more than just a hero; he was the greatest of the greatest generation, and a model for future generations. Thank you, @WoodyWilliams45, for your friendship and your lifetime of service to Veterans and Gold Star Families,” Manchin tweeted. One of Woody’s last wishes was to lie in state at the US Capitol to represent all WWII Medal of Honor recipients. @SenCapito & I are proud to announce that the last of the Greatest Generation, Woody Williams of Quiet Dell, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in the coming weeks pic.twitter.com/fKIhfcVIzd— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) July 3, 2022“One of Woody’s last wishes was to lie in state at the US Capitol to represent all WWII Medal of Honor recipients,” he continued. “@SenCapito & I are proud to announce that the last of the Greatest Generation, Woody Williams of Quiet Dell, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in the coming weeks.” Born in 1923, Williams enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1943. He served in New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Guam, and during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, where his heroic efforts were recognized with the nati …

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