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Navy to name ship after last living Medal of Honor recipient from Iwo Jima

Fox News The last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima is set to receive a special honor Thursday, when the U.S. Navy names a ship after the veteran. Hershel “Woody” Williams was honored for clearing concrete pillboxes with a flame thrower while under heavy fire during the World War II battle in Japan. Bullets bounced off the equipment strapped to his back, he told Stars and Stripes. Despite suffering shrapnel wounds, he refused to evacuate. “When that flag when up ... More