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Pensacola Marine Corps League kicks off speaker series with WWII Medal of Honor recipient

May 29 2019

Melissa Nelson Gabriel | Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola's Marine Corps League is kicking off its 2019 outdoor speaker series with a presentation by Hershel "Woody" Williams, a 95-year-old Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II.

Ed Rouse, spokesman for the Marine Corps League, said Williams is a living legend and the perfect speaker to kick off the organization's annual Heroes Among Us speaker series.

"He is the last living Marine who is a recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in World War II," Rouse said.

Williams will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday at Pensacola's Veterans Memorial Park, 200 S. 10th Ave.

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