Washington (Apr. 2)
The War Department today announced that Major-General Maurice Rose, commander of the Third Armored Division, was killed in action on the German front. He was the son of Rabbi Samuel Rose of Denver.
Gen. Rose, who was a member of a conservative synagogue in Denver, was 51 years old. The announcement issued by the War Department said that he “was killed by enemy action while leading his division in spear-hooding the advance of the United States troops in Germany.” The third Armored Division, under Gen Rose, was the first to enter Cologne.
Gen. Rose was born in Middletown, Conn. in 1894. He entered the Army in 1916 after he was graduated from the University of Colorado and went to France as a second lieutonant in the A. E. F. He remained in the Army after World War 1 and was a colonel at the time he wont overseas in 1942 at the head of the Third Armored Division which was also the first unit to break into Metz.
Gen. Rose was awarded the Purple Heart in World War 1 and held three Silver Stars-one of which he won in the last war – and the Dietinguished Service Cross.