“Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima” Coming to Mesa Public Library

Sixty Seven Years Ago: The Battle of Iwo Jima with Veteran Bill Hudson is a special event set for 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in the  Mesa Public Library Upstairs Rotunda.

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A video, including an interview with a local Iwo Jima Marine Corp veteran will be shown. Battle veteran Bill Hudson of Los Alamos will present the video “Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima,” produced by the Canadian History Channel.

On this Valentine’s Day, this showing will commemorate the 67th anniversary of that historic battle and all the loved ones who fought and those who were lost.

This video has not been aired  publicly on television in the United States. Hudson went back to Iwo Jima for a military reunion and was interviewed by the producers of the video.

Hudson earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his actions during the infamous battle. He will comment about his personal experience between scenes from that operation where 6,841 Marines were killed and another 20,000 were wounded.

Following the video, Hudson will give a brief talk about the military significance of that bloody battle and answer questions from the audience.

Hudson is a longtime resident, retired educator and former Los Alamos High School swimming and cross country coach.

For more information, contact Bill Hudson at 661-6901.

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