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THE RARE BREED
Recognizing Area Veterans Of World War II

Al Hudson Served 3 Years With Army Air Foce


DOLPHUS 'AL' HUDSON, 1942

A native of Clarksville, Ark., where he was born Jan. 12, 1919, to Orestus and Icy Hudson, Dolphus "Al" Hudson had graduated from high school in 1938 and was working for Sinclair Refinery on Dec. 7, 1941.

He enlisted as Private First Class in the Army Air Force on Oct. 29, 1942 at Ellington Field, Houston. He went on to serve in the Air Force's Central Flight training program for three years and 18 days, receiving his discharge at Randolph Field, San Antonio, on Nov. 14, 1945.

Following his retirement Hudson moved to the Palacios area and his purchased property on FM 521 on June 1, 2001 with his wife, Delia, whom he had met in Pearland and married on May 28, 2000. He died at his home on July 4. Funeral services were held in Houston on July 7.

There are nine children and 14 grandchildren in the family. The children are David Hudson, a pipefitter of Channelview; Karen Swider, insurance receptionist, Pearland; Charles Hudson, sales clerk, San Antonio; Tommy S. Reyna, welder's helper, Pearland; John S. Reyna, tire shop, Pearland; Greg Reyna, ass't manager Discount Tires, Texas City; Toby Reyna III, mechanic, Lewis Auto Sales, Pearland; Valerie R. Sandoval, data processing, Pearland State Bank; and Vicky Reyna, Jiffy Lube & KFC, Pearland.


Al Hudson and wife, Delia


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