Lt. George Mudd

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Saturday., March 6, 1943

Lt. George Mudd Is Laid To Rest

Funeral rites for 1st Lt. George Mudd were conducted at 3 yesterday from the Brower-Wann chapel with the Rev. David Brown, Clarkston, officiant. Hymns were sung by Jerry Paxton, accompanied by Marie Carson White, organist. The chapel was filled with friends and there were many flowers.

Lewis-Clark post No. 13, American Legion, provided a military escort, including Commander Thomas Duffy; Matt Johnson, ceremonial chairman, and Harry W. Christy, John H. McDougall, R. D. Gwyder and George Fleshman forming the color guard. Taps were sounded. The flag was removed from the casket, folded by 1st Lt. Robert R. McCracken, who accompanied the body from Miami Beach, Fla., and Matt Johnson and placed in charge of Mrs. Mabel Mudd, mother of Lt. Mudd.

Pallbearers were: Earle W. Morgan, M. E. Heironymous, Robert C. Vogel, H. Petersen, Eugene Lystila and Floyd Roberts.

Lt. Mudd met death in the crash of a plane he was piloting Feb. 26 at Morrison field, West Palm Beach, Fla., when the motor of the combat-loaded ship failed on the takeoff. He was bound overseas at the time. Four other crew members were killed.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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