Summary

Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
20 Oct 1919 2
Colebrook Twp., Ashtabula Co., Ohio USA 2
Death:
24 May 2008 2
Groveport, Ohio USA 2
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Full Name:
Thurber Moore Rodgers 2
Person:
Thurber M Rodgers 1
Level of Education: 2 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Married 1
Birth:
20 Oct 1919 2
Colebrook Twp., Ashtabula Co., Ohio USA 2
Male 2
Birth:
1919 1
Ohio 1
Death:
24 May 2008 2
Groveport, Ohio USA 2
Residence:
Place: Ashtabula County, Ohio 1
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Birth:
Mother: Josephine E. Rodgers 2
Father: Mason Thurber Rodgers 2
Marriage:
Ann Plata 2
22 Apr 1939 2
North Girard, Fairview Co., Penn 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
05 Jun 1944 1
Army Branch:
No branch assignment 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
35841605 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Benjamin Harrison Indiana 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 1000 1
Film Reel Number: 5.62 1

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WWII Service

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1944 - 1945

Thurber Moore Rodgers was drafted 16 June 1944 and received his infantry training in camp Blanding Florida. He left for overseas 5 November 1944 and arrived in Italy 19 November 1944. He served as a bodyguard for General Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Thurber was wounded in Germany 20 March 1945 and received the Purple Heart Medal. He came back to the United States from England 14 July 1945 on the Ernestine Koranda Hospital ship and was discharged from the service 13 December 1945 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Discharge papers on record Volume 5 - 244 Jefferson, Ohio, Ashtabula county court house. Soon after the war he moved with his family to California and began constructing homes.

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