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Maurice Rose

United States Army general

Died when: 45 years 124 days (544 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Maurice Rose

Maurice Rose (November 26, 1899 – March 30, 1945) was a career officer in the United States Army who attained the rank of major general.

A veteran of World War I and World War II, Rose was commanding the 3rd Armored Division when he was killed in action in Germany during the closing days of the war.

The son and grandson of rabbis from Poland, Rose was at the time the highest-ranking Jewish person in the U.S.

Army, though he was not especially religious, did not publicize his faith, and claimed in his Army records to be Protestant.

He was also the highest-ranking American killed by enemy fire during World War II in the European Theater of Operations.

Rose was married twice and had two sons.The 3rd Armored Division's official history of World War II memorialized Rose by stating "He was over six feet tall, erect, dark haired, and had finely chiseled features.

He was firm and prompt of decision, brooking no interference by man, events or conditions in order to destroy the enemy."

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