The NFL is honoring at least 15 Medal of Honor winners including Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams who will flip the commemorative coin at the beginning of the Super Bowl, according to NFL officials.
Williams was awarded of MOH by President Harry Truman on October 5, 1945. He is a West Virginia native.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL will salute 15 recipients of the Medal of Honor at Super Bowl LII set to take place at U.S.Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.
NBC will televise the coin toss live.
“The NFL is proud to honor our Nation’s heroes at Super Bowl LII,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “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.”
All 15 Medal of Honor winners will be on the field during the coin toss.
Below 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)