Fallen Hero: Retired Master Sergeant James (Jim) Douglas Hudgens


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Ott and Lee Funeral Home

1360 W. Government St.
 Brandon, MS


Monday, February 26, 5-8 p.m., Ott & Lee


Tuesday, February 27, 2 p.m., Ott & Lee


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary 

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on February 23, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  Retired Master Sergeant James (Jim) Douglas Hudgens, age 76, who had served in the MSARNG within the 213th Medical Brigade, CAC/D1 STARC/66th Troop Command has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. Jim has initially began his full time career at the USPFO-MS to ultimately retiree at 66th Troop Command.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

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