Thurston Corder Hughes

Hughes—Thurston Corder Hughes, 87, on November 20, 2016. Thurston was born in 1928 in Germany under a different name, which he described later as something nationalistic. He participated in the Hitler Youth Program and was conscripted late in the war to be an anti‐aircraft gunner while still underage. His reluctance to join the SS led to their accusing him of cowardice, to which he answered that history would show who the real cowards were. For this insubordination, he was immediately sent to the front lines and soon captured by the Russians. On the🔒

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