Williams Scandal: Anchor Brian Williams Resigns from Prestigious Board

Brian Williams has resigned from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s board of directors, the organization announced on Thursday.

Williams had served on the board since 2006.

The news, announced on the organization’s website, comes a little more than a week after NBC News suspended Williams for six months without pay after he offered a false account of a 2003 incident in Iraq.

Although he claimed the Chinook helicopter that he was riding in was hit by enemy fire, it emerged that he was in a helicopter that was an hour behind the one that got hit.

Williams has long supported the U.S. military and his most recent account about the incident in Iraq occurred during an on-air tribute to a veteran.

The Medal of Honor Foundation is designed to support the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which consists of recipients of the country’s highest military award, and perpetuate the honor’s legacy through outreach and collaborative efforts. The organization also seeks to promote the values of courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism, which the medal represents.