Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving WW2 Medal of Honor recipient, has died. Williams died at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.  He served as a demolition sergeant in the 3rd Marines Division. During a landing on Iwo Jima in 1945, Williams was credited with going into machinegun fire to take out the enemy with a flamethrower.

In a tweet, Senator Joe Manchin said Woody Williams was the embodiment of a true American hero.

Hershel “Woody” William dead at age 98. 

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