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Please join us in San Diego for the christening of The USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams in San Diego on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  

USNS Hershel "Woody"Williams Christening

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Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Statistics

21

Memorial Monuments Dedicated

37

States Represented

51

Memorial Monuments in Progress

"What is a Gold Star Family Member"?

A Gold Star Family member can be any relative: mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, adoptive or foster parents, wife, husband, child, stepchild, adopted child, brothers, sisters, half brothers or sisters, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces or nephews who have sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom.

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USNS Hershel Woody Williams

The Secretary of the Navy named T-ESB 4 (Expeditionary Sea Base Ship 4), the USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams mobile base sea vessel. She is expected to enter Navy service in early 2018. View photo gallery. Christianing scheduled for October 21,  2017 at 10 am in San Diego, CA.

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.  

Medal of Honor Citation

Letter from Woody

Reflections about life, service and sacrifice.

I was born in Quiet Dell, West Virginia, a small, rural community where my family owned a dairy farm. I grew up milking cows and delivering the milk to customers in town. When I became old enough for grade school, I attended a one-room school house that was about a mile walk from my house. A teacher at that school taught me the history of our great nation and about the freedom we have in America. That teacher’s love for the United States of America had a tremendous impact on me, and I have never forgotten that lesson.

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