Marine Corps mourns passing of Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams
29 Jun 2022

Today, the Marine Corps mourns the passing of Hershel “Woody” Williams. Woody exemplified the warfighting spirit of all Marines—a combat-proven leader whose lifelong dedication to all service members and Gold Star families began with his heroic actions at the Battle of Iwo Jima. His legacy as a warrior and an advocate for veterans will live on among all Marines, and he will be deeply missed.

Williams’ Medal of Honor citation can be found here: