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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. Born November 26, 1899 in Middletown Connecticut, he began his U.S. Army career graduating from West Point in 1916. During World War I, he served as a First Lieutenant with the 89th Infantry Division at the Argonne and at St. Miheil, France. At the start of World War II, he was a Colonel assigned to the 1st Armored Division in North Africa and received a Silver Star Medal at the battle for Tunisia in 1943. In 1944, he was promoted Brigadier General of the 2nd Armored Division just before the invasion of Sicily, where his unit was the first to enter the island's capital, Palermo. He was promoted Major General in command of the 3rd Armored Division in August, 1944 and engaged German forces in northern France, Belgium, Germany and at the Battle of the Bulge. During the march into the heart of Germany, his 3rd Armored Division troops made the longest one-day advance by any Allied Division during the war. On March 29, 1945, while trying to locate a forward 3rd Armored unit that had been cut off by German tanks, he was mortally wounded and died the next day. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Eijsden-Margraten Municipality
Limburg, Netherlands
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Originally Created by: Laurie
Record added: Mar 20, 2004
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- kambam
 Added: Sep. 12, 2015
A TRUE hero who always put his men first and never asked them to do anything he would not himself do. Close to our hearts your memory is kept, to treasure, to love and never forget!!
- A proud American
 Added: Aug. 6, 2015
General Maurice Rose, was at the time the highest ranking Jew in the U.S. Army. He was married twice and had two sons, he was the first officer to accept the unconditional surrender of a large German unit. Under his command, the "Spearhead", as his divisi...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jul. 1, 2015
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