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Gold Star Family members and relatives are those who have sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom.
The Secretary of the Navy named T-ESB 4 (Expeditionary Sea Base Ship 4), the USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams mobile base sea vessel. She entered Navy service in early 2018. View photo gallery. Christening was celebrated on October 21, 2017 at 10 am in San Diego, CA.
Reflections about life, service and sacrifice.
I was born in Quiet Dell, West Virginia, a small, rural community where my family owned a dairy farm. I grew up milking cows and delivering the milk to customers in town. When I became old enough for grade school, I attended a one-room school house that was about a mile walk from my house. A teacher at that school taught me the history of our great nation and about the freedom we have in America. That teacher’s love for the United States of America had a tremendous impact on me, and I have never forgotten that lesson.
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