War hero, Medal of Honor recipient Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams honored with procession
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A solemn procession was held Wednesday for war hero and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams.
Williams, 98, died early Wednesday morning at the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.
The Woody Williams Foundation wrote Wednesday, “at 3:15 a.m., Hershel Woodrow Williams, affectionately known by many as Woody, went home to be with the Lord. Woody peacefully joined his beloved wife Ruby while surrounded by his family at the VA Medical Center which bears his name.”
A procession was held Wednesday morning as Williams body was taken from the VA medical center to Beard Mortuary.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he will be signing a proclamation to lower all United States and West Virginia flags to half-staff statewide in Williams honor. The proclamation will be issued once the date of his funeral is announced.
Gov. Justice has offered for Williams to lie in state in the Capitol as well as holding a State funeral for Williams at the West Virginia Capitol.
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