Hoeven honors Medal of Honor recipient

Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, on Thursday honored the last World War II Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, at the U.S. Capitol.

“We owe a tremendous debt to veterans like Woody, who served with courage and distinction in the Pacific and helped secure victory for America and our allies in the Second World War,” said Hoeven. “As a member of the Greatest Generation, he fought with valor for the freedoms and liberties that we are able to enjoy today, and it is fitting that this American hero lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol.”

Hoeven helped introduce legislation that passed the Senate and the House to allow the use of the Capitol rotunda for the lying in honor of Williams.


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