November 15, 2017

Manchin, Captio APPLAUD PASSAGE OF SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING USNS HERSHEL WOODY WILLIAMS SHIP CHRISTENING

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today applauded the passage of a Senate Resolution commemorating the ship christening of USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB4). The ship is named after Medal of Honor recipient and renowned West Virginian, Hershel “Woody” Williams.

“Perhaps in no other time in our recent history has it been more vital to remember and emulate the heroism, perseverance, and patriotism of those who belong to the greatest generation.  Woody is the embodiment of the best of his generation,” Senator Manchin said. “Through the christening of a ship that bears his name, we are both honoring his great service and lifting up a role model to inspire all West Virginians and Americans alike. I would like to salute Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hershel “Woody” Williams.  I also want to thank him for his great service to this great nation and the great state of West Virginia – for showing us the power of patriotism, freedom and family.” 

“The USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams could not have a better namesake,” Senator Capito said. “Woody’s life is the embodiment of what it means to serve this country, both during World War II and his dedication to veterans and Gold Star families. I am proud to call Woody a friend, and this ship is a true testament to his bravery and unwavering commitment to serving others.”

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