Miller Introduces Legislation Honoring World War II Medal of Honor Recipients
Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) introduced legislation today, to honor Medal of Honor recipients and veterans from World War II. This concurrent resolution, H. Con. Res. 10, states that the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II will lie in honor in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
“I’m honored to introduce this legislation that pays respect to our veterans from the Greatest Generation,” said Miller. “It is important to show our children the sacrifices made to keep democracy alive in our country and around the world.” Miller continued, “In this time of political divide, respecting our veterans and honoring our nation’s heroes is something all of my colleagues can come together to support.”
There are currently four living Medal of Honor recipients; Hershel “Woody” Williams of West Virginia (Marine Corps), Charles H. Coolidge of Tennessee (Army), Francis S. Currey of New York (Army), and Robert D. Maxwell of Colorado (Army). During World War II only 464 U.S. military personnel received the Medal of Honor, 266 of them received it posthumously.
Congresswoman Miller also recently recognized Williams on the floor of the U.S. House, for his service to our country and heroic acts during World War II.