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On July 4, 1967 a flagpole dedication service was held at the county courthouse, Marion, NC.  The flagpole was erected in honor of Sgt Rowe's dedicated service to his country.

Sgt Rowe was one of those transferred from the 507th PIR to act as cadre for the 508th when it was activated.  Assigned to Company B, 508th, he remained with that company throughout WWII and rose to SSgt during that period.

The brief biography in the program (above) recounted the rest of his military career.


Grave marker for Shufford C. Rowe in the McDowell Memorial Park, Marion (McDowell county), North Carolina.

Shufford began his airborne career with the 507th PIR and on 16 October 1942 Sgt Rowe was amongst those selected to transfer as cadre to the fledgling 508th PIR.

On 30 September 1944 he was appointed to the grade of SSgt.

SSgt Rowe participated in the D-Day jump into Normandy and was wounded in action on 3 July 1944.  Cpl Jim Kurz (Co B) recalled the effects of a German tank shell entering the house where he and Rowe were: "Rowe had over one hundred pieces of shrapnel in him"  Rowe was evacuated but returned to duty on 22 July.

SSgt Rowe was again in combat with Operation Market Garden and was listed as MIA after the jump on 17 September 1944.  He had been wounded again and on 11 October he was found to be in a hospital.  On 10 November he returned to duty.

Shufford re-enlisted in the Army on 7 October 1945 and apparently pursued an army career as his grave marker indicates that he attained the rank of MSgt.

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