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Hershel ''Woody'' Williams, left, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima attended the 70th anniversary ceremony of the battle with his great-grandson Benjamin Casey.
Hershel ''Woody'' Williams, left, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima attended the 70th anniversary ceremony of the battle with his great-grandson Benjamin Casey. (Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes)

Recipients of the nation's highest military honor gathered in the Washington, D.C. area on March 25 for the annual Medal of Honor Day.

Among them was Hershel "Woody" Williams, the last surviving recipient of the medal from the World War II battle of Iwo Jima.

Earlier this month, Williams returned to the island for the first time since the war. In the video at the top of this page, he looks back at the moving experience.

Read a story about the 70th anniversary ceremonies on Iwo Jima here, and read Hershel Williams's oral history here.

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