Captain Hal Henry Hudson
30 October 1943 - 18 July 2010
Class of '68
Hal Hudson's college portrait
Citation for Hudson's first Bronze Star.
Hal Henry Hudson was born on October 30, 1943, and grew up in Earth, Texas. After being a highly successful quarterback for the Springlake-Earth high school, he was recruited by Texas Tech University to play on the football team in 1963. During his time at TTU, he was a varsity letterman on the team in 1964, 1966, and 1967, and was active in ROTC. He graduated with a B. A. in Physical Education and was commissioned into the Army as a 2nd lieutenant in 1968. He served in Vietnam from May of 1969 to May of 1970, and was a member of Advisory Team 91 serving in the Ben Cat District of Binh Duong Province. He earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, a Bronze Star with "V" device and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Medal with "60" device, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. Hudson passed away on July 18, 2010, and is survived by his four children: Hank Hudson, James Joshua Hudson, Jon David Poteet, and Cheryl Reimer.