|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 1944, Germany|
PFC Rogers, of Bloomington, Indiana, known by his middle name Harold. He was a son of Julian H. and Mable Rogers. Julian attended Bloomington High School and in November of 1941, he married his high school sweetheart, Elsie. Their daughter Connie was born in December 1942, and Julian was drafted in February 1943. He stayed stateside for some time, and then went overseas in March 1944. In November 1944, as a member of the 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, his unit was attacking east through the Hürtgen Forest in an attempt to capture the German towns of Vossenack and Schmidt. On November 4, the Germans counterattacked in what would become one of the longest running battles in U.S. history. Julian was reported killed in action near Vossenack on November 4. In 2007, a German citizen searching for wartime relics in the Hürtgen Forest uncovered human remains and military identification tags for Julian. He notified U.S. officials and a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) team excavated the site later that year. The team recovered human remains and non-biological material. Julian's remains were positively identified in the fall of 2008. He was buried with full military honors in the spring of 2009 at Arlington National Cemetery.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 60 SITE 8984
Created by: Sue
Record added: Jan 23, 2009
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