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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.