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Old 06-29-2022, 20:13   #1
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Last World War II MoH Awardee Passes

From Fox, Hershel "Woody" Williams, America's last surviving World War II veteran to have received a Medal of Honor, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday morning.

Williams, 98, was the last of the 473 American service members who received a Medal of Honor in WWII. Williams spent his final days with family at a hospital in his home state of West Virginia. Family members called on Americans to pray for him on Tuesday.

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On February 23, 1945, six U.S. Marines raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi in a moment captured on camera that became synonymous with the Marine Corps. One thousand yards away, demolition sergeant Hershel “Woody” Williams was a one-man fighting machine, destroying one Japanese pillbox after another in frenzy of combat that was so extraordinary, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The article continues here, and includes an iconic photo from that battle that I know now was Williams.

In the midst of seeing what is afoot in our Armed Forces, just thought to post this as a contrast. This is what right looks like.
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Old 06-30-2022, 05:20   #2
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Rest In Peace Marine. Prayers and condolences to family and friends.


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Old 06-30-2022, 05:31   #3
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Lest we forget.....
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Old 06-30-2022, 08:37   #4
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Old 06-30-2022, 16:34   #5
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Rest in Peace, Marine!
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Old 06-30-2022, 21:36   #6
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RIP, Sir.

Thank you for your service and your selfless sacrifice.

Your courage is an example to us all.

Prayers out, you will not be forgotten.

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