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WWII Hero and Medal of Honor Recipient Does Super Bowl Coin Toss

Via M.L. Nestel,


Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, a decorated Marine and a Medal of Honor recipient, was the honorary captain of Super Bowl LII who performed the coin toss. Woody was given the nation’s highest award for valor after his bravery during the Battle of Iwo Jima, and is the last living solider from the Pacific Theatre in WWII to receive this award. He and 15 other Medal of Honor recipients were recognized before the coin toss.


The other Medal of Honor recipients in attendance were:

Bennie Adkins, Army, Vietnam; Don Ballard, Navy, Vietnam; Sammy Davis, Army, Vietnam; Roger Donlon, Army, Vietnam; Sal Giunta, Army, Afghanistan; Flo Groberg, Army, Afghanistan; Tom Kelley, Navy, Vietnam; Allan Kellogg, Marines, Vietnam; Gary Littrell, Army, Vietnam; Walter Marm, Army, Vietnam; Robert Patterson, Army, Vietnam; Leroy Petry, Army, Afghanistan; Clint Romesha, Army, Afghanistan; James Taylor, Army, Vietnam.


To read more about Woody’s experience at the Super Bowl, click here