Iwo Jima hero: Remember fallen comrades’ families

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Posted: May 20, 2013

The Winchester Star

Williams, a Marine Corps veteran, greets Stephanie Sanchez of Frederick County. Sanchez, a 2012 graduate of James Wood High School, is leaving June 8 to start her training in the Marine Corps.
Don Ratcliff (right) of Frederick County, past commander of VFW Post 2133, greets Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams Saturday night. Ratcliff and Williams had first met in the 1960s when both were with the Marine Corps Reserves. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams speaks at a first responders appreciation dinner held Saturday night at Core Church of the Nazarene. Williams, a Marine Corps veteran, is the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the World War II campaign on Iwo Jima. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER

When Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams began talking Saturday night, the room was so quiet a pin drop could have been heard.

The last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the World...



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