Date: June 15, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
All Events | Greatest Generation Live

Join us for a conversation with Hershel Woody Williams, the only surviving WWII Medal of Honor recipient. Woody joined the Marine Corps from his home state of West Virginia in 1943 and served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 21st Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division at Guadalcanal, Guam, and Iwo Jima. On February 23, 1945, the same day as the famous Iwo Jima flag-raising, Woody fought a ferocious four-hour battle with minimal cover to wipe out multiple Japanese machine gun positions using demolition charges and flamethrowers. For his action that day, he received the Medal of Honor. He also received a Purple Heart for wounds he suffered on March 6 on Iwo Jima. We’re grateful to Glenn Flickinger for hosting this conversation with a living legend and for providing important historical context for Woody’s story.