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Rick Given

Board Member

Rick is one of the original founders and a vital member of the Board of Directors of the Hershel "Woody"Williams Medal of Honor Foundation. He is a successful business entrepreneur with an extensive background in business and logistics.

Rick served in the Marine Corps for 6 years and was a member of the elite United States Marine Corps' silent drill team at 8TH and I, serving at the White House as well as Camp David. Rick is also a member of the Military Order of Devil Dogs, the Disabled American Veterans and tirelessly serves as a constant advocate for West Virginia Gold Star Mothers. 

Rick spends a great deal of his free time traveling as Mr. Hershel “Woody” William’s escort to various speaking engagements and military events across the country and volunteers his time with numerous other veteran-related events throughout the country. 

Rick’s work experiences and military background have strongly driven his desire to educate the general public about the sacrifices of Gold Star Families as well as to help develop an educational curriculum for this purpose.