Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an Army medic in the only all African American combat unit in the Normandy invasion on D-Day.
He got seriously wounded that June 6, 1944, but went on to help save scores of his fellow soldiers’ lives…
On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation to posthumously award Cpl. Woodson a Medal of Honor for his heroism.
“His valor was never fully recognized due to the color of his skin. That’s unacceptable,” said Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.
Even though his own injuries caused his own eventual collapse on the battlefield, he treated over 200 injured military personnel of all colors, that day. Keeping his comrades-in-arms alive was the only imperative.