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Sgt. Bret Mathewson with his fiancee, Kristin Anderson. Photo by Randy Hanson

Hudson soldier returns from Afghanistan

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Rick and Mary Mathewson, 916 Seventh St., hosted a daylong open house on Saturday to welcome home their son Bret.

Bret, a sergeant with the 330th Military Police Detachment, spent the past 10 months in Afghanistan.


The Sheboygan-based U.S. Army Reserve unit received a hero's welcome when it flew into Volk Air Field at Camp Douglas on Sunday, Aug. 23.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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