Navy to Christen Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB

The Navy will christen the Expeditionary Sea Base future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony, Saturday, Oct. 21, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego.

The future Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first ship to bear the name of Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Hershel Woodrow Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient recognized for heroism at the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.

Navy to Christen Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB