Hershel Woody Williams, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient has died, age 98.
Woody Williams made this video for the 77th Anniversary Reunion, February, 2022.
A message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps General David H. Berger:
“On behalf of all Marines, Sgt Maj. Black and I are heartbroken to learn of Woody’s passing. From his actions on Iwo Jima to his lifelong service to our Gold Star Families, Woody has left an indelible mark on the legacy of our Corps. As the last of America’s “Greatest Generation” to receive the Medal of Honor, we will forever carry with us the memory of his selfless dedication to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to our great Nation. The Marine Corps is fortunate to have many heroes, but there is only one Woody Williams. Semper Fidelis, Marine.”
Update: See Below Letter Regarding Iwo Jima Trip, March 2023
The Iwo Jima Association of America Holds The 77th Anniversary Reunion, Feb 16 – Feb 19, 2022
Day 1, Thursday February 17, 2022
- A visit to The National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Day 2, Friday, February 18, 2022
- A visit to the WWII Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial
LtGov Winsome Earle-Sears Accepts Invitation
Welcome to the new Iwo Jima Association of America website.
The Iwo Jima Association of America (IJAA) is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the history of the Battle of Iwo Jima for future generations. Annually IJAA sponsors two educational and historical symposiums, in the Washington, DC locale and on the island of Guam. The symposium on Guam includes the “Reunion of Honor” memorial service on Iwo Jima, jointly held with the Iwo Jima Association of Japan (IJAJ). The primary purpose of these symposia is to honor those veterans on both sides who sacrificed so much, to and educate the younger generations on the history of the battle in particular, and World War II in general.
Thank you for your support of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima Gala Event. The dinner, music, history and most importantly — our vets — made this year’s event perfect. See photos here.