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    War Hero Remembered With Solemn Procession

    A solemn procession for held Wednesday for war hero Captain Thomas Hudner, Jr. The 93-year-old died on Sunday and he led an incredible life. Hudner was born in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1924. He was a graduate of Andover and the Naval Academy - but it was what came next, his service in the Korean War, that won him not just the respect and admiration of all who knew him, but the Congressional Medal of Honor.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017)

    A former U.S. Navy pilot from Massachusetts who received the Medal of Honor for his heroics during the Korean War has been buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

    The Navy says Capt. Thomas Hudner Jr. was laid to rest with full military honors Wednesday during a ceremony that included a ``missing man'' flyover by the squadron he flew with during the war.

    Hudner, a Fall River native and longtime Concord resident, died in November at age 93.

    Hudner was awarded the Medal of Honor for his efforts during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir in 1950. He crash-landed his plane in an unsuccessful effort to save the life of his wingman and friend, Ensign Jesse Brown, the Navy's first black combat pilot.

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