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Medal of Honor Winner Visits CCMS

Medal of Honor winner Hershel “Woody” Williams visited CCMS on Friday, November 16th to present the school with the most recent edition of the Medal of Honor book and speak to the students about the importance of learning and devoting one’s life to doing good for others.  Eighth grade Ambassador students Ashton Daniels and Loren Little read letters written by former Clinton County students that had been mailed to President Bush as part of the effort to award Garlin Murl Conner the Medal of Honor.  Eighth grade Ambassador students Evan Little and Sadie Moons were on hand to greet Mr. Williams and his group upon their arrival.  Hershel “Woody” Williams was born on a dairy farm in 1923 in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division. During the battle, Mr. Williams displayed “valiant devotion to duty” and service above self as he “enabled his company to reach its objective”. Mr. Williams’ actions, commitment to his fellow service members, and heroism were recognized on October 5, 1945, when he received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Truman at the White House.  Mr. Williams is the sole surviving Marine from WWII, to wear the Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor winner Hershel “Woody” Williams visited CCMS on Friday, November 16th.  

Medal of Honor winner Hershel “Woody” Williams visited CCMS on Friday, November 16th.  

Medal of Honor winner Hershel “Woody” Williams visited CCMS on Friday, November 16th.  

Medal of Honor winner Hershel “Woody” Williams visited CCMS on Friday, November 16th.  

Medal of Honor winner Hershel “Woody” Williams visited CCMS on Friday, November 16th.  

Medal of Honor winner Hershel “Woody” Williams visited CCMS on Friday, November 16th.  





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