BREAKING: Military Hero Is DEAD – Nation Mourning…

The last remaining recipient of the Medal of Honor in World War II has passed away.

Hershel Williams died at the age of 98 on June 28 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Virginia.

“Woody,” as he was known, almost never served in the first place.

His first attempt to join the fighting of World War II was rejected because he was only 5’6″ and didn’t meet the military’s height requirement.

Things soon became more dire, and the height requirement was lowered.

As a result, one of America’s heroes got the chance to show what he was made of.

Woody took full advantage.

The National Medal of Honor Museum describes the events describe the actions that lead to Woody’s Medal of Honor and Purple Heart.

“On February 23, 1945, five days into the battle, Williams was the only surviving Marine in his six-man demolition team, all the others having been killed or wounded. His division faced networks of mutually supporting Japanese pillboxes, reinforced with concrete and extremely hard to eliminate. Hindered by the black volcanic sand, American tanks were unable to destroy them. Desperate to break through, Woody’s company commander asked if he could use his flamethrower to knock out some of the pillboxes. ‘I’ll try,’ Woody replied.

Williams later stated that he could never explain how, over the following four hours, he eliminated seven pillboxes with six different flamethrowers. Covered only by four Marine riflemen, Woody braved enemy fire again and again to prepare and employ his flamethrowers and demolition charges to devastating effect. Once, he jumped onto one of the pillboxes from the side and, shoving the nozzle of his seventy-pound flamethrower into an air vent pipe, incinerated everyone inside. Another time, he charged several bayonet-wielding Japanese soldiers and killed them with one burst of flame.”

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