More detail on this person: Apr 17, 2009
Joseph L. Gude Army Colonel
Joseph L. Gude, 87, a retired Army colonel who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, died April 9, 2009, at Potomac Valley nursing home in Rockville. He had been a Chevy Chase resident since 1955.
During World War II, he received the Silver Star for helping his company maintain control of territory captured from the Germans after being seriously injured in a firefight in September 1944.
After the war, he attended flight school and became an Army aviator. His final active-duty assignment, in 1972, was chief of the aircraft systems division at the Army Materiel Command.
His other decorations included the Legion of Merit, two awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, three awards of the Bronze Star Medal and two awards of the Purple Heart.
Joseph Lane Gude, a native Washingtonian, was raised in Hyattsville. He graduated from Hyattsville High School in 1938 and received a bachelor's degree in agronomy from the University of Maryland in 1942.
After retiring from the Army, he spent about 10 years as a consultant for several Canadian businesses, including de Havilland Aircraft.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Helen Greenwell Gude of Rockville; four children, Helene Gude of Aspen, Colo., Patrick Gude of Vienna, Jacqueline Castro of Wintergreen, Va., and Joseph Gude Jr. of Bethesda; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
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