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WWII veterans receive a heroes welcome


Jun 26 2019
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON – Locals welcomed two World War II veterans today as a motorcade escorted them to the northeast part of downtown Farmington.

Local law enforcement and motorcyclists guided Thomas H. Begay and Hershel “Woody” Williams through Bloomfield and Aztec and eventually to their final destination at the Farmington Museum.

From there, the pair was greeted by local veterans, city officials and other supporters.

Begay is a WWII Navajo Code Talker, whereas Williams is the last living WWII Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima. Both fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima.