1944 — Italy/Africa/Tunisia
Under the Map, Please see the 2nd "Sumner" Page ! :) Barbi Ennis Connolly
QUOTE' Sumner Hutson, Jr. born 23 May, 1922 at Clear Lake Iowa, Joined the Service 4 Oct. 1940 ... assigned to the 7th Infantry 4 Oct. 1940, 17th Inf. Service Co. MIlitary locations include Ft ORD., San Luis Obispo, Italy, Africa, Tunisia, France, Korea, Japan, Egypt, Lybia. Memorable experience include; Day of Pearl Harbor, German paratroop drop, Naples Bombing, Monte Cassino, Isome, Dachua, 43 days on a troop ship, Po River and Anzio. Awarded Bronze Star, Amer. Campaign, ROK Medal, 3 DUC's and achievd the rank of Lt Col. Resides in San Antonio, TX, retired but does volunteer time in Retired Assoc. VITA. Do-It-Yourself. Enjoys Travel and Photography.
> Book "7th Infantry Division" by By Bruce Gardner, Barbara Stahura
One of the assignments of Ret Lt Col Sumner Hudson was that he and his 17th Infantry Regiment guarded the B-24 Liberators of the 376thBG, the 512thBS in Southern Italy, between Bari and Foggia, Italy during WW II.
7th Inf. Div; Light, Silent, And Deadly (Motto)
17th REGIMENT'S MOTTO: "TRUTH and COURAGE"