Williams honored at U.S. Capitol


August 3, 2022

Hillsboro Journal-News Photo

The casket of Herschel "Woody" Williams is carried by honor guard up the U.S. Capitol steps Thursday morning for his honor of lying in state under the Capital Rotunda.

by John M. Galer

The last Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, Herschel "Woody" Williams, lay in honor at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Thursday, July 14.

A congressional tribute to Williams took place following a ceremonial arrival. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders participated in the tribute. His flag-draped casket was viewed following the tribute.

A wreath-laying ceremony was held to honor Williams at the World War II Memorial in the Capitol Mall. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a friend of Woody and senator from his home state, gave the tribute.

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