HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – Six World Battle II (WWII) veterans, all from the identical family, had been honored in Huntington on Saturday.
WWII veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams greeted the household of six brothers, who additionally served in WWII, on the Tri-state Hearth Academy in Lesage, West Virginia.
Saturday was a big day for the Wolfe household, as their kin had been honored for his or her service with a bridge dedication ceremony.
I’m so honored to have the ability to take part in this type of factor. We should proceed observing and remembering our historical past.
Hershel “Woody” Williams, WWII veteran and Medal of Honor recipient
Louis, Ed, Invoice, Carl, George, and Fred Wolfe all served within the army and all throughout the identical period in WWII. To honor their service, a small bridge on the nook of Mt. Union Highway and Route 10 in Huntington was formally named the “Six Wolfe Brothers World Battle II Period Memorial Bridge.”
West Virginia delegate Daniel Linville says he was contacted by Williams to tackle the duty of creating the dedication a actuality.
Simply earlier than the 2020 legislative session, Woody Williams gave me a name and requested me to satisfy him at a Bob Evans and he instructed me the story of the six brothers of the Wolfe household who all served within the WWII period.
Daniel Linville, Delegate for the 16th district of the WV Home of Delegates
Linville, together with the assistance from Williams and members of the Wolfe household, was in a position to full this job.
Following a procession from the bridge dedication ceremony on the tri-state fireplace faculty to the bridge location, the bridge was unveiled on-site by Williams and two sons. Dick Wolfe, the son of George Wolfe, says the placement of the bridge is extra private to his household.
All of the Wolfe brothers grew up on that street at one time or one other after which a variety of the descendants too. I grew up there.
Dick Wolfe, son of George Wolfe
Williams says his objective is to verify folks in the neighborhood see the title and always remember these women and men who fought for his or her freedom. His hope is that anybody who sees the signal will naturally be curious and ask “Who’re these six Wolfe brothers?”