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Iwo Jima Interviews

My Great-Uncle Bill Hudson, Hero of Iwo Jima

Tribute to Hudson by his grandnephew Eric Kirsch (formerly a captain in the Marines), including the following interview he made in the last weeks of Hudson's life:

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the battle, at least for the Marines, 26 March 2015 radio interview with Ewan and Karen Tallentire.

22 February 2015- Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the flag-raising on Mount Suribachi, interview with Hudson's platoon leader and hero, Manuel Martinez, who survived unwounded all 26 days of the battle.

2006 interview with Bill Hudson on Front & Center with John Callaway

Bill Hudson's 90th Birthday

Crowd at Bill Hudson's 90th birthday party

Crowd at Bill Hudson's birthday party

17 May 2015 - Bill Hudson celebrated his 90th birthday at an ice cream shop in Los Alamos. The invitation was a notice in the Los Alamos Monitor that over a three-hour period, "If you know Bill in any way you are welcome to come and say 'Happy Birthday' to Bill," adding that "All of Bill's friends are welcome." The crowd that responded made it hard to get a picture of the new nonagenarian.

Farewell Letter to Los Alamos

Written by Bill Hudson, published in the Los Alamos Daily Post on 9 August 2015, "the final word from 'an old jock' to the wonderful community of Los Alamos, where I have lived most of my life." (Text file of letter here.)

Remembering William Hudson Jr.
May 19, 1925 - September 11th, 2015

The Wounded Warrior Project is Bill Hudson's recommended charity for donations honoring him.

Pritzker Military Museum and Library memorial page

Los Alamos Monitor memorial page and obituary

A video from the Pritzker Military Museum and Library commemorating Bill Hudson, as he explains a Marine's daily work on Iwo Jima.