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.”
NFM Salute is an initiative in which one military member or Veteran is chosen each month to be honored as the “Salute of the Month.” Salutes are chosen from nominations on the NFM Salute website, www.nfmsalute.com. The “Salute of the Month” will be featured on the website with a biography and information about his or her service, and NFM Lending will make a $1,000 donation to a military or Veteran non-profit in the Salute’s name.
Selected NFM Salutes may choose from one of the following three non-profits: Platoon 22, Any Soldier, and the Gary Sinise Foundation. Willie chose Any Soldier to receive this month’s donation. NFM looks forward to the opportunity to continue to honor military and Veterans through the NFM Salute initiative.
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