Bedford Fire Department Helps Dedicate Concord Memorial to the late Lt. j.g. Thomas Hudner

November 28, 2018

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s Ladder One, in Concord to support the dedication of a memorial to Korean War hero Thomas Hudner, on Wednesday morning – Image (c) Bedford Fire Department, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

The Bedford Fire Department collaborated in a ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the late Thomas Hudner, a Medal of Honor recipient from Concord who died last year at age 93.

A U.S. Navy destroyer named for Hudner will be commissioned in Boston on Saturday, December 1, and a memorial to him was dedicated in Concord center on Wednesday. The Hudner’s crew held a pre-dedication training run where Bedford’s and Concord’s ladder trucks flew the American flag over the finish line.

According to The Navy Times, “Lt. j.g. Thomas Hudner, a Fall River native and longtime Concord resident who was awarded the Medal of Honor for crash-landing his plane to try to save the life of another pilot during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in December 1950”

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