Monday, April 9, 1945 pg. 2
“Trinidad Brothers In Service: One Killed On Italian Front”
Pictured here are two sons of Mrs. Carrie Hodge of Trinidad, on the left, Pfc. Otto Hodge, killed in action last September in Italy, and his brother, Pvt. James Hodge, a paratroopist in Europe. Another son, Fireman 1/c Henry Hodge is in the Navy on sea duty.
The Bronze Star Medal was awarded Friday posthumously at the Naval Air Station at Arcata to the soldier’s six year old son, Otto, Jr., who was accompanied by his grandmother, at impressive military rites.
Pfc. Hodge had graduated from Del Norte High school in Crescent City before entering the Army in December, 1942. He had served in Italy six months with the 91rst Infantry Division.
Others of the family surviving are the war hero’s wife, Alice, of Eureka and a son, Robert; his brothers and sister, Paul, Leroy and Carol Ann Hodge of Trinidad, Andrew Hodge of Salem, Oregon, Pvt. James Hodge and Fireman Henry Hodge.
Pvt. James Hodge has been in the Army two years and left a month ago from Fort Benning, George, for overseas service in Europe. He is a graduate of Sherman Institute and had been employed by the Hammond Lumber company.
Fireman Henry Hodge is also a Sherman Institute graduate and worked for the Hammond Company before entering the Navy in February, 1944. He is on sea duty in the South Pacific.