Ernest B Hudson (1922 - 1998)

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Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa

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USMC 1942-1957
Chef 1958-

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Attached to 22nd Marines WWII
Combat vet WWII
Combat vet Korean War

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B

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Born in the Elkin NC area.
Orphaned by the age of 13.
Hudson joined the Marine Corps in 1942.
He served in many conflicts and battles During WWII and the Korean War.
Hudson also served in North China post WWII removing Japanese troops from the region.
Gy Sgt Hudson was a Double Bronze Star recipient.
Purple Heart Recipient.
He spoke fluent Spanish, Japanese, and Korean.
He also spoke Chinese Mandarin semi fluently.
Weapons expert. Weapons Platoon.
Hudson was Attached to ANGLICO in the Korean War.
Later he received ranking for Judo, JuJitSu.
He also studied Kung Fu although no ranking was available.

Hudson's family settled in Iowa in the mid 1960's where he was a head chef for many years until being crippled by an accident.
Hudson was a devout Christian and follower of Christ.
Although Hudson was a warrior who had fought in many conflicts, taught many marines the art or war; He lived his life as a peaceful man who hated war and violence.
His passion was being a chef and as a food supervisor at Anamosa State penn, he founded the Phoenix Foundation to help prisoners who had a history of violence and drug abuse.

Hudson later became the head chef for the Iron Man Inn in Coralville Iowa and was crippled in an accident during his employment there.

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