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Bill Hudson Epitomized The Silent Warrior


Last updated 8/12/2019 at 2:43pm

Bill Hudson receives a Quilt of Valor

Bill Hudson grew up in Atlanta, Ga., in a loving home in the 1940-'50s in an all-American modest neighborhood. Little did he know he would be serving his country in isolation.

In 1948, the United States Air Force Security Service (USAFSS) had been established. The country needed to keep a close eye on Russia. A base was placed in the middle of the desert near Peshawar, West Pakistan to spy on Russia's Tyuratam Missile Testing Range. Hudson, 19 years of age, was headed to the desert during the Cold War.

Only those airmen who scored in the top half of 1 percent on the Air Force aptitude t...

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