Congress honors WWII hero of Iwo Jima with ultimate salute


World War twos last remaining Medal of Honor recipient has been given another rare honor in the capital Herschel woody Williams was just 5 6 135 pounds Not the biggest marine Yet he was a force of nature on the battlefield House speaker Nancy Pelosi among those paying tribute to Williams who died last month at 98 He is just the 7th private citizen to lie in honor in the capital rotunda 77 years after Harry Truman awarded him the Medal of Honor for his actions on Iwo Jima With the number of World War II veterans dwindling senator Joe Manchin from Williams home state of West Virginia says this tribute was fitting He was the greatest of the greatest generation Sagar Meghani Washington

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