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Wendell Rhoades Hudgins

Seaman, Second Class, Navy

Born: November 29, 1920
Hometown: Mathews County
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: December 18, 1944
Died In: Philippine Sea
Awards: Purple Heart

Seaman Second Class Hudgins served aboard the USS Monaghan DD-354.

Before the war, he was employed as a mechanic at the Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia.

His name is etched in the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

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