Veteran Nation

HERSHEL “WOODY” WILLIAMS

36 Mins

Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams is the only living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. He even has a Medical Center named after him and a ship, the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams. In this extraordinary interview of the legendary Marine, Woody openly speaks about his battle experiences and the difficulties he faced afterward. The anxiety, remorse, and flashbacks he dealt with after the war is not unlike the many cases of battle-induced post-traumatic stress disorder of today. Woody was never diagnosed with PTSD because the term didn’t exist at the time. He is the personification of virtue and heroism.