Carlton Hudson, who turned 100 on Jan. 26, shows a model of a B-24 in 2012. Hudson was shot down over Germany in 1944. (Photo by Travis Spradling, used by permission of The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
By George Morris
Carlton Hudson believes in guardian angels. If he’s right, his worked overtime during World War II. And it’s still going strong.
Hudson, a longtime Central resident who turned 100 on Jan. 26, didn’t get through the war unscathed. Shot down over Germany, he was wounded by rifle fire and spent seven months as a prisoner of war.
But, brushes with death were part of Hudson’s entire war experience, even before he faced the enemy.