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Congressman Alex Mooney Statement on Passing of American Hero Woody Williams

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney issued the following statement after the death of World War II hero and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams. Williams was 98. He was born and grew up in Quiet Dell in Marion County and later made his home in Barboursville, West Virginia.

“West Virginia has lost one of its finest sons. Woody Williams was a true American hero from the Greatest Generation, and I am saddened by his death. Woody dedicated his life to service from the Battle of Iwo Jima to being an advocate for veterans up until his final days. His legacy will live on in West Virginia and beyond. My prayers are with his family and friends during this time. Rest in peace, Woody.”