West Virginia native receives military honor


 The last surviving medal of honor winner from the World War Two Battle of Iwo Jima took part in a special ceremony yesterday.
     Hershel “Woody” Williams, who is a West Virginia native, was on hand to see a 784-foot ship named in his honor.
     He says he’s proud the “U-S-N-S Hershel Woody Williams” will protect the nation.

  The vessel named in Williams’ honor will be an expeditionary sea base with a flight deck and fuel and equipment storage.
     It will support a variety of missions including maritime security and counter-piracy operations.

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