Air Compassion for Veterans

Turning the Tides of War

By suzanne rhodes on March 2, 2012

Cpl. Hershel W. Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions at Iwo Jima.

I just watched an extremely moving account on You Tube of Medal of Honor awardee, Hershel “Woody” Williams, who, with a flamethrower, destroyed eight pill boxes at Iwo Jima during a terrifying five-hour ordeal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stl_YhYXyps On March 10, ACV through its partner American Airlines is flying 12 Iwo Jima veterans to the Pacific islands, including Iwo Jima, for a Reunion of Honor, sponsored by the Greatest Generations Foundation. The average age of the veterans is 89. According to a January 12 news release, “the men will return for the first time to these islands in the Pacific to commemorate the battles that claimed the lives of their comrades. “Accompanying the veterans are military history students from the Ohio State University who will document and preserve the veterans’ stories of heroism and sacrifice. ‘The knowledge that the veterans possess is invaluable, and I believe that [this program] will allow the students to engage with the battlefields and learn about WWII in ways that no other source could provide,’ said OSU student Nick Brill.” Twelve-thousand Americans lost their lives in those deadly battles in the Pacific. We wish these heroic survivors Godspeed on their historic trip to the site where our flag was raised to turn the tides of war.  
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