House Passes Bill Honoring Hershel “Woody” Williams

Legislation Would Rename Huntington VA Medical Center After Medal of Honor Recipient

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Washington, May 22, 2018 | comments
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3663, which would rename the Huntington VA Medical Center in honor of Hershel “Woody” Williams. Mr. Williams is recognized as the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the notoriously horrific Battle of Iwo Jima, and has dedicated his life to serving our nation’s veterans.
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The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3663, which would rename the Huntington VA Medical Center in honor of Hershel “Woody” Williams. Mr. Williams is recognized as the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the notoriously horrific Battle of Iwo Jima, and has dedicated his life to serving our nation’s veterans.

Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) spoke on the House floor during debate on the bill, urging its passage.

“Woody Williams is a true American hero, and is well known for his work on behalf of America’s veterans. Whether it was his 33 years as a Counselor with the Department of Veterans Affairs, starting his foundation to honor Gold Star families, or his frequent travels to Washington to honor our fallen soldiers at Arlington Cemetery, Woody has dedicated his life to serving veterans and their families,” said McKinley.

“It’s often said that the character of a person isn’t measured by their actions while in the limelight, but rather by the work they do when no one is looking. Woody’s life is a manifestation of working behind the scenes in service of our veterans,” McKinley added.

Click here to watch McKinley’s speech honoring Hershel “Woody” Williams.

Click here to read the text of H.R. 3663.
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