Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams to be honored during statue dedication

Times Observer file photo The annual Civilian Conservation Corps statue dedication anniversary event will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Warren County Visitors Bureau.

The annual Warren County CCC statue dedication anniversary observance will feature a tribute to an American hero.

Hershel “Woody” Williams was the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient when he passed away in June at the age of 98.

Williams also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1941 and 1942, according to Warren County CCC dedication anniversary event Committee Member Walt Atwood.

There were a total of 41 CCC men who earned the Medal of Honor in World War II.

At the 15th anniversary event, which will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Warren County Visitors Bureau in Starbrick, 22045 Route 6, Warren, historians Dr. Michael Schultz, CCC author and historian formerly of Wilcox, and Martha Smith, of CCC Legacy board member formerly of Kane, will give a presentation on Williams’ time in the CCC, his military career, and his life accomplishments, Atwood said.

AP file photo Pictured is the late Hershel “Woody” Williams.

The Warren County statue, one of seven in Pennsylvania, was dedicated in August 2007.


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