The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum cordially invites you to an evening with sole surviving Battle of Iwo Jima, Medal of Honor Recipient
Hershel 'Woody' Williams in conversation with Dr. Mark DePue
Fundraising proceeds from this event support the campaign to secure a “permanent home” for the Lincolniana collection.
Ticket Information (Limited Tickets available!)
$1,000 - BENEFACTOR: (Tickets are tax-deductible as allowed by law)
$200 - SUPPORTER: (Tickets are tax-deductible as allowed by law)
$50 - GENERAL ADMIT: (Tickets are tax-deductible as allowed by law)
More about ‘Woody’ . . .
Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams was born on a dairy farm in 1923 in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division. During the battle, Mr. Williams displayed “valiant devotion to duty” and service above self as he “enabled his company to reach its objective”. For his actions and heroism, President Harry S. Truman presented the Medal of Honor to him in a White House ceremony on October 5th, 1945. Williams is the sole surviving Marine from WWII, to wear the Medal of Honor.
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