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Arizona firefighter among those killed in Australian air tanker crash

Paul Hudson
Azfamily.com
42-year-old Paul Hudson of Buckeye was among the American firefighters killed in an air tanker crash in Australia

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - One of three American firefighters killed in an air tanker crash in Australia is from Arizona.

Azfamily.com identifies 42-year-old First Officer Clyde Hudson of Buckeye as among those lost in the crash.

Hudson graduated from the Naval Academy in 1999. He spent the next 20-years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He's survived by his wife, Noreen.

He and two other Americans died last Wednesday when a C-130 Hercules crashed during a firebombing mission in New South Wales.

The two other firefighters have been identified as Capt. Ian McBeth from Great Falls, Montana, and Flight Engineer Rick DeMorgan, Jr. from Navarre, Florida

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