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Mountain State Hero Woody Williams Heads to Super Bowl to Flip the Coin

Feb 2 2018

Patrick Simon |WOWKtv

Charleston, WV - Iwo Jima Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams of Ona, West Virginia, is off to the Super Bowl where he will join 14 fellow recipients for the on-field coin toss.

Williams was chosen to actually flip the coin which will be viewed by millions of people around the world. 

"Yes what a surprise and what an honor," said Williams. "It'll be another first and it will happen only one time in my life." 

That other first happened last October. That's when Williams was honored in San Diego at the official christening of a Navy ship, designed by NASSCO General Dynamics, named for him: USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams.