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This letter, dated July 1, 1951, was the first Tommy Hadder’s parents received after he was captured. It arrived on Oct. 3, nearly six months after he had been declared MIA. Photo courtesy of the Louisa County Historical Society

Louisa man’s enlistment displayed at museum

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 8:00 am

“Dear Mom and Dad, I am in a North Korean prison Camp.” These were the words that greeted Mr. and Mrs. John Becton Hadder of Louisa in 1951, in the first letter from their son, Jesse Thomas “Tommy” Hadder, in six months. Hadder would spend the next two...
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