Clipping hand dated Sept, 15, 1944
New Delhi, India - Sgt. E.E. Hudson, son of Mr. Nealy Hudson, 252 East High
Street, Redkey, Ind., has been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in
action in the North Burma campaign, according to a recent announcement from
the headquarters of Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, commanding general of all the
United States Armed Forces in the China-Burma-India theater.
On June 12, 1944, in the vicinity of Myitkyina, Sgt. Hudson's unit was
surrounded by a strong enemy force. He volunteered with two other
comrades to lead a number of wounded men from the surrounded position to
other safer positions where the wounded could receive medical
attention. Despite constant enemy fire, Hudson and his party succeeded
in breaking through the enemy ring. His unselfishness and courage
helped save the lives of the wounded men and lived up to the grand tradition
of Merrill's Marauders of which he was a member.