Jan 6, 2014

Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams poses with U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Christopher S. Conner, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Baltimore and a native of Gastonia, N.C., and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Brian Taylor, the sergeant major for RS Baltimore and a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., at the governor’s mansion in Annapolis, Md., Dec. 27, 2013. Maryland governor Martin O’Malley hosted a breakfast at his home to honor five Medal of Honor recipients prior to the Military Bowl, a college football game that was held in Annapolis the same day. Williams, a native of Fairmont, W.V., was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima when on Feb. 23, 1945, he single-handedly took out several enemy machine gun positions with a flamethrower. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard/Released).

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