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.