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Gen Maurice Rose
Birth: Nov. 26, 1899
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1945
Paderborner Landkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

US Army Major General. He enlisted in the National Guard for the Pancho Villa Expedition, but was discharged soon afterwards because he had falsified his age. Rose reenlisted in 1917, completed officer training, served during World War I as a lieutenant in the 89th Division, and was wounded at St. Mihiel. After working as a salesman, Rose re-entered the Army in 1919. He advanced through the ranks, and completed the following courses: Infantry Company Officer (1926), Cavalry Officer (1931), Command and General Staff Officer (1937), and Army Industrial College (1940). During World War II Rose served in North Africa and Europe as 1st Armored Divisionís chief of staff, and commander of Combat Command A, 2nd Armored Division. He took command of 3rd Armored Division in August 1944, and fought in France, Belgium, and Germany. Rose died when he was shot by a German tank commander while he and members of his staff attempted to locate a unit that was cut off by Germans. His awards included: Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star (2), Legion of Merit (2), Purple Heart (2), Bronze Star Medal (2), French Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre, and Belgian Croix de Guerre. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Eijsden-Margraten Municipality
Limburg, Netherlands
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Record added: Mar 20, 2004
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