Williams continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves. Achieving the rank of CWO4 Williams technically did not meet retirement requirements, he was honorarily retired from the Reserves in 1969 after approximately 17 years of service.
On February 2, 2011, Williams appeared on an episode of Sons of Guns where his unserviceable flamethrower was refurbished back to working condition. The episode ended with Williams successfully firing the weapon at the age of 87.
We at theBRIGADE appreciate your service and sacrifices Mr. Williams.
Thank you for being an inspiration Marine, and Semper FI!