A bill to make sure that the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II to be offered a state funeral has been adopted by the House. Hershel “Woody” Williams of Quiet Dell in Harrison County West Virginia, is the nation’s last living World War II Medal of Honor recipient.
State Representative Avery Bourne sponsored the bill in the house after the State Senate passed Joint Resolution 29 on Tuesday. SJR29 urges the President and Congress to take the necessary measures to make sure that Williams gets a state funeral. Representative Bourne says that we must do what we can to remember the Greatest Generation.
State Senator Doris Turner was a sponsor of the bill in the Senate.