Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient of World War II, died last Wednesday. The war hero was 98 at the time of his death. He reportedly died at the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center, which was named after him for his heroism.
The VA Medical Center announced Williams’ death on June 29:
“Today at 3:15am, Hershel Woodrow Williams, affectionately known by many as Woody went home to be with the Lord. Woody peacefully joined his beloved wife Ruby while surrounded by his family at the VA Medical Center which bears his name,” the medical institute announced.
“Woody’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude for all of the love and support. They would also like to share that Woody’s wish is that people continue to carry on his mission,” they added.