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Hudson, Charles (P2, C2, L33)

Hudson, C 001 - Copy (2)Staff Sergeant Charles Hudson was born 6 January 1919, at Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky. He enlisted at Somerset on 24 September 1935, with Company B, 149th Infantry, Kentucky National Guard. He was inducted into federal service 17 January 1941. Hudson was killed in action at Luzon Island, Philippine Islands on 22 March 1945. He is buried at Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Pulaski County, Kentucky.

    Killed On Luzon

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    Staff Sergeant Charles Hudson, 26, son of Mr. & Mrs. Dewitt Hudson of Route 2, a member of Company B, Kentucky National Guard, which left here in January, 1941, was killed in action on Luzon March 22, according to recent information received by his parents. He was a member of the National Guards for 9 years, was a graduate of Somerset High School in 1937 and was a farmer before entering service. Sgt. Hudson was a platoon runner in an infantry company and distinguished himself somewhere in the Philippines last December when for five days and nights he carried messages on foot from company headquarters to an advanced position, being under Japanese fire much of the time. He was decorated on that occasion and promoted from private to sergeant.hudson ssg charles headstone

 

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