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November 21, 2018

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December 3, 2017
To the family of Tom Hudon from Al and Kathy (Olson) Fischer
Please accept Kathy's and my sincere sympathy in the passing of Tom.
Both of us, graduates of Lincoln's class of 69, got to know Tom very well. Shortly after graduation Tom and I had the opportunity to travel to Fort Lewis Washington where we spent four months learning how to be National Guardsmen protecting our State.
One of the most memorable moments for me with Tom at Fort Lewis was the day when we the entire company was in formation to do Physical Training (P.T.). The drill instructor called on HUDOR (his military nickname) to explain what Exercise 3 Conditional Drill 1 was. Tom replied, I don't know the Drill, sergeant! The next thing we heard from the drill instructor was What Platoon are you in HUDOR? Tom responded, 2nd Platoon, drill sergeant. We in the 3rd Platoon. The drill instructor's response was, 2nd platoon, drop down and give me 25 PUSHUPS. We all stood while the 2nd platoon did their PUSHUPS. Once again the drill sergeant asked HUDOR what Exercise 3 Conditional Drill 1 was. Tom's response was the same, I don't know drill sergeant'. Our DI's command was the same, 2nd platoon drop down and give me 25 PUSHUPS (stronger emphasis on the PUSHUP this time). Upon their completion the same question came to Tom. By now Tom figured out that Exercise 3 Conditional Drill 1 was the PUSHUP and responded accordingly, Drill Sergeant, THE PUSHUP! To Tom's and my surprise, 2nd platoon never retaliated for the PUSHUP exercise they endured thanks to Tom.
Though Tom's injury during basic training led him down a different AIT path (I believe clerk typist vs. infantry), we still had the opportunity to spend weekends in Seattle, Olympia, Tacoma, and a few other Washington State sites. After our return to Manitowoc, we had six wonderful years to enjoy summer camping in Wisconsin (Fort McCoy) and winter camping at some post in northern Minnesota where we learned to downhill and cross country ski. Also during our six years we learned to manage the NCO Canteen at our headquarters in Two Rivers, serving hot dogs and hamburgers during lunch.
In May 1974 Tom stood up in our wedding party. Later Kathy and I visited Tom and Jenny at their cottage in central Wisconsin. It was on that weekend that I learned to water ski (not the same as snow skiing), catch, and eat crayfish.
After our tours in the National Guard our careers took us in different directions. We relocated to St. Louis in 1977 where we spent over 30 years. Like many friendships, our interfaces were few and far between during those years as our paths separated. Still we consider Tom a good friend who will be missed.
I have attached a picture of the 3rd Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade graduating class of 1971. We are 2nd row from the top 2nd and 3rd from the right.
November 27, 2017
"Tommy" and I were best friends when we were little...about 5, 6, 7 years old. He lived through the lot from Mimi (his Grandma) and I lived 3 houses away from her (my Aunt Alice) on Clermont Street. We would play together almost every day and go on adventures around the neighborhood. Good memories.

Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tari and Andy Shedlosky (cousin Tari, Aunt Mae's daughter)
November 23, 2017
Remembering your great love story today and always.