Woody Williams, America's last World War II Medal of Honor recipient, dies
Hershel "Woody" Williams, 98, passed away while surrounded by his family on Wednesday. He was America's last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.
Williams served as a flamethrower operator on Iwo Jima and is credited with destroying multiple Japanese pillboxes and other gun emplacements while virtually unaided and at great danger to himself.
Williams wiped out position after position over the course of four hours, returning to American lines only to refuel his weapon.