Tue, 27 November 2018
Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the battle of Iwo Jima in WWII, and co-founder of the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation ("HWWMOHF"), will address our Club. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima with the 21st Marines, 3rd Marine Division. During the battle, Mr. Williams displayed “valiant devotion to duty” and service above self as he “enabled his company to reach its objective”. Mr. Williams’ actions, commitment to his fellow service members, and heroism were recognized on October 5, 1945, when he received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Truman at the White House. A Rotarian himself, Williams welcomes the opportunity to share his life experiences with those in Milwaukee who share his passion for service.