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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.