Among those who received the Medal of Honor for service during World War II, only two are still alive today.

One of them is 96-year-old Marine Corporal Hershel “Woody” Williams, who fought valiantly during the Battle of Iwo Jima and was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry Truman in 1945. 

Williams has some remarkable stories to tell, starting with what stopped him from joining the Marines at age 17 to the harrowing experience that earned him our nation's highest military award for valor.

To see his sit down interview with Spectrum Bay News 9’s Cait McVey, click on the video above.