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Jimmy Hudgens

Born 4 JAN 1929
Died April 21, 1952, Gun turret explosion
Service Branch Navy
Rank Seaman
Rating or Job  
Unit USS Saint Paul, CA 73
Campaign Bombardment of North Korea
Military Citations Purple Heart
Family Wife: Norva Dugger
Notes Jimmy told his wife that he had a good shipmate that he wanted her to meet. Jimmy died before seeing his wife again. His buddy found Norva and they later married.Played baseball for he Oroville Olives, 1951.   Service Number 5692969 Enlisted from Tucson, Arizona   Seaman (E2) Hudgens served was a crew member of the cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73). On April 21, 1952, while firing on enemy installations at the Kojo area off the east coast of North Korea, there was an explosion in a gun turret killing him. Seaman (E2) Hudgens was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.