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    Passing of Albert Ludwig #00932V, Co. B., 1st PA Cavalry

    It is with deep sorrow that Company B, 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry announces the passing of Albert P. Ludwig, member #00932V. Al passed away in his sleep last night. Al began skirmishing in 1963, and was due to receive his 50 year award this year. He initially shot with the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry, then for a brief time with the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry, ultimately returning to the 150th. Then, as the ranks of the 150th thinned, Al, along with other members, came to Company B as a teammate. Al was a MA Region IG and had held various command positions in the 150th. Al was also a WWII veteran, serving as a machine gunner in a B24. In addition, Al was a skilled machinist and fine marksman. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. Al will be missed by all.


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    Mike Santarelli 03635V
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    To update Al Ludwig's service to his country in WWII, he was a belly turret gunner on a B-24, probabily the most dangerous position on the Aircraft. I am still in awe of what he went through in those B-24's. Al, Thank You and God Speed.

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    Not to mention, the B-24 Liberator was known as the "Flying Coffin" because it was hard to escape.

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    There will be an empty space on the firing line without him.
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