Walk Gettysburg with Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams

Brothers In Valor

Before Woody's passing on June 29, 2022, he was the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.

Visit Gettysburg with Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams and learn how his combat on Iwo Jima benefitted from the experience of Civil War soldiers.

This video was created as part the Brothers In Valor project, in which the American Battlefield Trust brought modern recipients of the Medal of Honor to Civil War battlefields so they could walk in the footsteps of earlier  recipients who fought in circumstances parallel to their own. These stories, and incredible first-hand accounts more modern military service, were captured in breathtaking video footage and in the pages of a special edition of Hallowed Ground magazine. The Trust is deeply grateful for the invaluable assistance provided by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society during this project. 

Read the accompanying article: Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams Visits Gettysburg

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