Honor, Courage how to get rid of small ants in house, Commitment – DAV

It was famously noted by former president ronald reagan that how to get rid of small ants in house marines don’t spend their lives wondering if they’ve made a difference. Nothing could be truer of the time DAV life member how to get rid of small ants in house and medal of honor recipient hershel “woody” williams spent in the marine corps, or of the decades that followed.

On feb. 23, 1945, williams and his fellow marines were two days into their how to get rid of small ants in house amphibious assault on the japanese island of iwo jima and how to get rid of small ants in house were experiencing some serious complications overtaking the airfield. Enemy soldiers were holed up in reinforced concrete bunkers, known as pillboxes, leaving the americans as vulnerable as ducks in open water.

Covered by only four riflemen, williams daringly went forward alone in an attempt to eliminate how to get rid of small ants in house the devastating japanese machine-gun fire. For the next four hours, with a flamethrower tank strapped to his back, while under terrific small-arms fire, he crawled on his belly toward the pillboxes, wiping out one position after another.

Unfortunately, williams would not escape the brutality of iwo jima unscathed. He would be awarded the purple heart for shrapnel injuries how to get rid of small ants in house sustained to his left leg, but he refused to leave his marines behind as directed how to get rid of small ants in house by the attending corpsman.

“the courage required to enter savage combat with a 70-pound backpack filled with flammables attached to you is hard how to get rid of small ants in house to comprehend,” said national commander and fellow marine veteran dennis nixon. “that in and of itself is an act of profound how to get rid of small ants in house bravery, but his disregard for his own safety to stay with how to get rid of small ants in house his men and complete the objective is simply awe-inspiring.”

Williams stayed in the battle until the very end, and on march 26, 1945, victory was finally declared. He would go on to receive the medal of honor how to get rid of small ants in house from president harry truman on oct. 5, 1945. But while his story begins with heroics on iwo jima, his life of service after the military has continued to how to get rid of small ants in house impact veterans and their families for the last half-century.

“after the war and during my time in the reserves, I was offered the opportunity to work for the VA,” williams said. “I had never heard of the VA and didn’t even know such a place existed. But they told me I would be assisting veterans and how to get rid of small ants in house their families, which struck a chord with me.” during a white house ceremony on oct. 5, 1945, president harry truman congratulates hershel “woody” williams, a marine reservist, on being awarded the medal of honor for his actions how to get rid of small ants in house during the battle of iwo jima during world war II.

“I was in that boat for a while, you know—getting married, new job, trying to raise a family, trying to buy a home and all of those other how to get rid of small ants in house things that were occupying my time,” he said. “but eventually I realized if we don’t belong to these organizations, if they don’t have membership, they’re not going to be a factor … and they are not going to receive the same consideration how to get rid of small ants in house for the benefits that veterans before them had.”

Now 95, williams still shows no signs of slowing down in service how to get rid of small ants in house to others. In 2010, he launched the hershel “woody” williams medal of honor foundation, dedicated to those families grieving the loss of a loved how to get rid of small ants in house one in service by dedicating gold star families memorial monuments how to get rid of small ants in house in every state throughout the country and awarding scholarships to how to get rid of small ants in house eligible gold star children.

“for DAV to have such a respected, revered and accomplished man among our ranks is a great how to get rid of small ants in house source of pride for our members. It affirms the value of our mission and the caliber how to get rid of small ants in house of people we serve,” said national membership director doug wells. “he sees the importance of being part of this and how to get rid of small ants in house does a great job imparting that to others.”

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