FIFTH CLASS ROBERT L. HUDSON was born November 11, 1922. He lived with
his wife, Thelma E. Hudson, at 239 Pine Street in the early 1940s,
before entering the United States Army. He served with the 590th
Ambulance Company, a Negro unit in the then segregated Army. The 590th
landed in France six days after D-Day, June 6, 1944, and rescued wounded
soldiers from the earliest days in Normandy, through the Battle of the
Bulge, when its ambulances were among the first to reach the besieged
troops at Bastogne, and on into Germany.
After the war in Europe had ended, Robert Hudson died in an accident while serving overseas on May 26, 1945. At the request of his family, his body was returned home, and he was buried at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly NJ on December 15, 1948. He was survived by his wife, Thelma E. Hudson, and three daughters, Blanche, Amy, and Peggy Hudson.
The Hudson-Adams-Carpenter American Legion Post 473 in Camden NJ is named in part for him.
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