Capt. Tom Hudner autographed photo
Autographed nearly a decade ago, we're excited to release for sale a small number of portrait photographs of Devotion hero & Medal of Honor recipient Captain Tom Hudner, each hand-signed by the man himself!
The photo shows Tom during 1950, in the cockpit of his F4U-4 Corsair while serving as a pilot in VF-32 aboard the USS Leyte.
It was on December 4, 1950, that Tom would purposely crash-land, behind enemy lines, in an attempt to save his friend, Ens. Jesse Brown, an action that would earn Tom the Medal of Honor.
Each 8" x 10" photo was hand-signed by Tom in archival black marker and comes with an authentically recreated VF-32 squadron patch, from their 1950 design, perfect for you to frame under your photo.
Whether you display your photo alongside your favorite Devotion themed print, or as a standalone tribute to an enduring friendship, now is the time to place your photo order before they're history.
Shipping added in checkout // photo size: 8" x 10" // ships flat in a heavy-duty envelope
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CAPTAIN TOM HUDNER (Medal of Honor)
A graduate of the Naval Academy, Tom flew combat missions with VF-32 in the fall of 1950. Despite being previously warned to avoid any “Hollywood rescue heroics,” Tom crash-landed his F4U to try to save his wingman, Jesse Brown, just one day after the moment shown in "Off to the Chosin." For his actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1951. In 2013, Tom returned to North Korea on a mission to find Jesse's remains. While he was unable to visit the Chosin Reservoir area, his visit impressed Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who ordered his military to "find Jesse Brown."
The story of Tom Hudner and Jesse Brown is told in the film Devotion: