RIP Woody Williams, MOH

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hittman

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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.
 

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It took a lot of guts to be a flame thrower operator. Standing out in the open with an extremely flammable backpack on. A target for everyone. Amazing he survived.

I sent prayers his way, I hope he rests in peace he earned it.
 

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I met him once, through his daughter, who was driving his car, and it had MOH tags. She asked him to drop by her work place, and I shook his hand.
 
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