Hershel 'Woody' Williams to be honored with naval ship commissioning

Published: Mar. 5, 2020 at 5:57 PM EST
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An American hero from our region is about to receive one of the biggest honors of his life.

Hershel “Woody” Williams, a Cabell County resident, is a Medal of Honor recipient – recognized for his bravery during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

On Saturday morning, the U.S. Marine Corps veteran will see a U.S. Navy ship commissioned in his name – the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams.

WSAZ’s Tim Irr is in Norfolk and will have continuing coverage of the event.