U.S. Marine Hershel "Woody" Williams, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient, died on 29 June 2022.
"The cause is greater than I" was a motto Woody adopted when asked what motivated him to create the Woody Williams Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves Gold Star military families.
"Woody, we will forever remember and respect your name, and we thank you for your life of service to our veterans, our youth, and our Gold Star families. Like many, I was blessed to witness the incredible impact of your presence, your wisdom, and your honorable commitment to our nation." Rodney Rhoades, SURVICE