World War II vet receives Congressional Gold Medal | News
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- A Valley veteran received the Congressional Gold Medal at a special ceremony in Huntsville Saturday.
84-year-old Corporal Raymond Williams served as a marine in World War II.
Friends, family and local veterans in the community held a ceremony for Williams in South Huntsville.
He said he's happy dozens of people were able to help him celebrate his award.
"I'm feeling fine. I was surprised to see so many people come here and celebrate this moment with me. I didn't think I would ever see a medal of honor," said Williams.
Williams is originally from New Orleans, but he currently lives in Harvest.
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