Read Woodson's story here.

Read Woodson's story here.

Corporal Waverly B. Woodson Jr., of West Philadelphia landed early on D-Day under heavy fire. He was wounded before his boots touched Omaha Beach yet he began saving lives as soon as he hit the sand. He worked for 30 hours straight before he collapsed. He was nominated for the Medal of Honor. No African Americans were awarded the nation's highest honor in World War II.  U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen has called on the Army to approve a Medal of Honor recommendation for Woodson. "It is never too late to say thank you," President Obama said in June 2015, when he awarded the Medal of Honor to Henry Johnson, an African-American hero of World War I. Now it is time to honor Waverly Woodson. Please sign this petition to honor a true American hero.