Episode 1

Published on:

21st Jul 2023

Hershel “Woody” Williams (Chief Warrant Officer 4, Marine Corps Reserve) | S1E1

In this gripping episode, we spotlight Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams, lauded for his valor in the Battle of Iwo Jima, manning a flame thrower. Overcoming early enlistment hurdles of being too short, Woody's remarkable journey from a West Virginia dairy farm to receiving accolades from President Truman unveils a tale of bravery and dedication to service. This interview was recorded on April 26, 2021, in Huntington, West Virginia. TO DONATE - LINK - https://portraits-of-honor.captivate.fm/donate.

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About the Podcast

Portraits of Honor
The Untold Stories of World War II
Inspired by photographer Jeff Rease's mission, this podcast series spotlights the remarkable stories of World War II veterans. Each episode features personal narratives from these everyday heroes from all walks of life who once united for liberty and justice when the world needed them most. Capturing the essence of honor and service through first-hand accounts, these stories bridge generational gaps, vividly preserving the past and imparting heartfelt lessons of what it means to serve for a greater cause. Listen, learn, and remember as these timeless tales echo the heroism of a fading generation.
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