Ruka Hudson

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Ruka Hudson at Middlemore Hospital

Ruka Hudson was wounded in Vietnam. Here he is recovering after an operation to amputate his leg at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. He lost both his legs after a Viet Cong landmine exploded.

Read an extract from Ruka Hudson's memoir here.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP-Defence-NZ Army, Vietnam-04
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