Medal of Honor Recipient Woody Williams to Flip Coin at Super Bowl

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (WOWK) – Medal of Honor Recipient and West Virginia Native Woody Williams has been chosen to the flip the coin at Super Bowl LII.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL will salute 15 recipients of the Medal of Honor at Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The 15 recipients will participate in the official on-field Coin Toss ceremony before the Eagles-Patriots game. World War II veteran Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, who received the Medal of Honor for his heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima, will flip the coin.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell  released the following statement:

“The NFL is proud to honor our Nation’s heroes at Super Bowl LII. These courageous individuals deserve to be recognized on America’s biggest stage. We are grateful for their service to our country and we are pleased to continue the NFL’s longstanding tradition of hosting special tributes to service members at the Super Bowl.”

Here is the list of the 15 Medal of Honor recipients participating in the coin toss:

  • Bennie Adkins
    • Army, Vietnam (award delayed 9/15/2014)
  • Don Ballard
    • Navy, Vietnam (awarded 5/14/1970)
  • Sammy Davis
    • Army, Vietnam (awarded 11/18/1967)
  • Roger Donlon
    • Army, Vietnam (awarded 12/5/1964)
  • Sal Giunta
    • Army, Afghanistan (awarded 11/16/2010)
  • Flo Groberg
    • Army, Afghanistan (awarded 11/12/2015)
  • Tom Kelley
    • Navy, Vietnam (awarded 5/17/1969)
  • Allan Kellogg
    • Marines, Vietnam (awarded 10/15/1973)
  • Gary Littrell
    • Army, Vietnam (awarded 10/15/1973)
  • Walter Marm
    • Army, Vietnam (awarded 12/19/1966)
  • Robert Patterson
    • Army, Vietnam (awarded 10/10/1969)
  • Leroy Petry
    • Army, Afghanistan (awarded 7/12/2011)
  • Clint Romesha
    • Army, Afghanistan (awarded 2/11/2013)
  • James Taylor
    • Army, Vietnam (awarded 11/19/1968)
  • Woody Williams
    • Marines, WWII (awarded 10/5/1945)

Several other military members will be honored throughout Super Bowl week festivities

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