"This week at Parson Able saw us complete the second and most difficult of two river crossings we were assigned to construct. Our construction platoons have completed five river crossings in the last two months. The men in this company are gaining more knowledge and experience with each job completed, and we all, here at Parson Able, are convinced that we can now complete accomodation crossings in less than three days.
"We are losing one of our most important men via rotation this week. Sgt. Andrew Hudson, our first platoon assistant sergeant, will depart on the 15th of this month for home and discharge. He has done a wonderful job in this company, and all the men will really miss him. We wish him a speedy, safe, and comfortable voyage home. It will be a difficult task to find a man of his calibre as a replacement, but we hope it can be done."
(Photo and article courtesy of The Jackson Times, ca. 1953.)