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

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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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