Leading by example…

Good folks ARE out there doing good things.

Gold Star families

I’m ashamed to say I didn’t know these didn’t already exist. I’d heard about Gold Start Mothers, and that went back to WWII.

This gent takes it to a whole new level, and one that is well deserved IMHO!

For 91-year-old Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams, the idea of building monuments to honor families of the fallen came some 70 years ago, when a plane carrying his closest childhood friend, an Air Force serviceman, disappeared over an Indian jungle during World War II — never to be found.

Read the full article HERE on foxnews.com

h/t Farmdad


Leading by example… — 10 Comments

  1. There are many many good and honorable people in the world.

    However nobody seems to pay attention to them and they never – ever – end up on the reality TV world that this generation feeds on.

  2. LL- Oh so true…

    gfa- Yes it was, and I forgot to put a post up. My bad.

    Rev- Yes sir, it is!

  3. Very cool! Hopefully that brings some awareness and preserves some history and appreciation for future generations.

  4. I met Woody 2 years ago. He was in town on a speaking tour. He stopped because the founder of the business I worked at was an Iwo Marine. He had passed a few months before. I have mentioned him in the past. A Silver Star recipient with 3 purple hearts.

    Woody was so incredibly down to earth. I never in my life expected to meet a Medal of Honor recipient. I never dreamed an MOH recipient would plop their Medal in my hand so I “Could see it up close”

    If you want to get a feel for the man, check out the Sons of Guns flame thrower episode.


  5. At the risk of drawing fire from everyone, everywhere, I would like to point out, that this is another monument to people who did nothing.

    These mothers, fathers and families (as if those are mutually exclusive categories) did not place their children into the military as a sacrifice. once those “children” were in the military, the families did not bring about the events that lead to their deaths. I understand the grief the survivors must feel. I don’t understand memorializing the grief stricken as if they did anything at all worthy of recognition. Aren’t people who lose their children to car accidents experiencing the same level of grief? Is the grief of the parent of someone who commits suicide any less painful? What about the grief of children whose parents die of old age? Where is their memorial?