MANSFIELD -- Hershel "Woody" Williams was born and raised on a dairy farm in the small, unincorporated town of Quiet Dell, W.Va., a rural area near state Route 20.
The life of the diminutive man has been anything but quiet.
A U.S. Marine and the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the iconic World War battle on Iwo Jima in 1945, the 95-year-old Williams was back in Mansfield on Monday to dedicate the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in front of the Richland County Courthouse.
GALLERY: Mansfield Gold Star Families Memorial Monument dedication ceremony
Photos from the dedication Monday morning of the Mansfield Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the Richland County Courthouse and Administration Building, 50 Park Ave. East. The ceremony included remarks from retired U.S. Marine CWO4 Hershel "Woody" Williams, a World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient whose foundation helps spark the monuments nationwide.