Thomas Oliver Hudson was born at Prince George, Virginia, the son of Oliver G. Hudson and Ruth Fox.

Lt Hudson entered the service from Delaware. He died of his wounds.

He was initially buried at Grand Failly Cemetery, Longuyon, France and after the war reburied at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, E, 8, 57.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 11 January 1945
First Lt. Thomas O. Hudson, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver G. Hudson and brother of Mrs. C.J. Lyden, 2305 Duncan Avenue, died Dec. 24 from wounds received in action with an infantry unit in Luxembourg on Dec. 23, the War Department notified his parents yesterday. His parents received official news Monday that he had been seriously wounded in action. Lt. Hudson was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in connection with military operations in France on Nov. 10. While serving as a forward artillery observer with an infantry group he was pinned to the ground by heavy enemy mortar and small arms fire and advanced, in full view of the enemy and under constant fire, to set up his radio and adjust range on enemy units. Later in the advance of American forces he voluntarily made a reconnaissance of a wooded section, capturing two Germans and clearing a church steeple of enemy snipers while the town was under heavy enemy artillery fire.
A graduate of the University of Missouri in the class of 1940, he was employed by the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company for one year before entering the army in March, 1942. He received training at Fort Sill, Okla., where he was commissioned a first lieutenant in October, 1942. He was stationed at Camp Forrest, Tenn., for several months and went overseas in June of 1944.

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 May 1918
  • Date of death: 24 December 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 315th Field Artillery Battalion, 80th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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