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The ultimate sacrifice
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Roscoe “Dusty” Rhodes was captain-elect of the Cornhuskers in 1918 but served his country instead and lost his life in France that year during World War I. He is part of the inspiration for the Memorial Stadium name. Walter “Butch” Luther, a starting halfback for Nebraska in the 1941 Rose Bowl, was killed in combat in Italy in 1945 during World War II and was awarded the Silver Star posthumously.