Medal of Honor recipient buried at Arlington cemetery

The casket team prepares to fold the flag during burial services for Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., a naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient from Concord, Mass., at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Arlington, Va. Hudner earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

BOSTON - A former U.S. Navy pilot from Massachusetts who received the Medal of Honor for his heroics during the Korean War has been buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Navy says Capt. Thomas Hudner Jr. was laid to rest with full military honours Wednesday during a ceremony that included a "missing man" flyover by the squadron he flew with during the war.

Hudner, a Fall River native and longtime Concord resident, died in November at age 93.

Hudner was awarded the Medal of Honor for his efforts during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir in 1950. He crash landed his plane in an unsuccessful effort to save the life of his wingman and friend, Ensign Jesse Brown, the Navy's first black combat pilot.


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