Willie is a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during World War II. He is a member of the Montford Point Marines, the first all African American unit in the U.S. Marine Corps. In June 2012, the members of the Montford Point Marines were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. At 93 years old, Willie resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife of 71 years, Delores.
Willie was nominated by his granddaughter, Alisha Wooten.
“He has served his country and family proud. He is an exceptional leader and example. We are very proud of his accomplishments.”
Reno chose the Any Soldier to receive this month’s donation.
NFM Salute not only recognizes our soldiers and veterans, it also donates $1,000 a month on behalf of every NFM Salute to one of the following non-profit soldier or veteran charities.