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March 30, 2015, 4:01 am
Denver remembers WWII hero, Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose, killed 70 years ago
By Denver Post Library
Denver Post Library
Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose, at left, with Brig. Gen. Doyle Hickey and Brig. Gen. Truman Budinot, at Cologne Cathedral about two weeks before he died. AP wirephoto
(from the newspaper’s library’s article, with this big Rose Medical Center between the VA hospital and the asylum Florence Sabin’s biographer and husband co-owned that I’m trying to describe how it was set-up terra firma there for this skewing of everything medical but I have nearly nothing to go on yet so I’m trying to gather a little material on that area of land, and then this July the VA there closed down and moved a little to the west in Aurora, Colorado, onto the big fort there’s property but next to 2 other big hospitals, and since I’m talking about Autism-psychcopathy people are born and grow up with I do always have to hope I’ll get some medical attention to what I’m trying to describe is permeated and taking us to TOTAL PLANET EXTINCTION. I think World War II was mostly “won” by the Allies only because the system had to move its rocket-building here for fresh people for the petroleum for it, etc.) Colorado lost many men and women in the final days of World War II, but today we remember a son of Denver parents who grew to military prominence and became the highest ranking American officer to be killed in action in Europe. He was also the highest ranking Jewish officer in the U.S. Army.
Major General Maurice Rose died on March 30, 1945, exactly 70 years ago. He and his staff, surrounded by German troops, were attempting to surrender. A panicked young German tank soldier fired one shot to Rose’s head, killing him instantly.
His death caused an uproar: Demands were made by congressmen for an investigation and it was front-page news in the days when so many chaotic events in both theaters of war crowded newspaper pages.
Rabbi and Mrs. Samuel Rose hold a photo of their son after receiving news of his death.
The major’s personal aide, Maj. Robert Bellinger, witnessed the event. In news reports, he relayed that Rose, who habitually rode with the advance elements of his command, the 3rd Armored Division, had his driver turn around to check on reports of some men cut off behind them. Barreling down a road they thought had been cleared, their Jeep encountered a column of German tanks, so they fled across a field, only to run into more Tiger tanks. They were surrounded.
Rose got out and walked with arms raised toward an armed tank soldier. Bellinger followed. The Nazi soldier shot Rose dead. Bellinger saw the young soldier hesitate in apparent shock and made a dash for the Jeep, yelling at the driver to take off. They eventually escaped. American forces returned as soon as possible to recover Rose’s body.
Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose was born in Connecticut on November 26, 1899 and had always wanted to have a military career. When his parents moved to Denver, he was three years old. He graduated from East High School and in a short span of time, started at the University of Colorado, enlisted in the Colorado National Guard and finished officers’ candidates school, becoming a second lieutenant at age 19. He was sent overseas in World War I and was wounded in France. He returned home a captain.
Rose again went overseas on December 11, 1942, to North Africa, where, as a “tall, handsome, black-haired colonel,” (Denver Post, April 3, 1945) he served as chief of staff to Maj. Gen. Ernest H. Harmon, commander of the 1st Armored Division. When German forces in Tunisia collapsed, Rose negotiated the unconditional terms of surrender to the German general, Fritz Krause. He was promoted to brigadier general, headed command of the 2nd Armored Division through Sicily and was transferred to the 3rd Armored Division in Normandy. He was put in full command of the 3rd division as it swept across France following the breakthrough at Omaha Beach and St. Lo in the north. He was named a major general temporarily, which was later made a permanent promotion.
The 3rd Armored Division dashed through Belgium and was first armor into Germany, first through the Siegfried line, helped to stem the Germans’ Ardennes offensive and was first armor into the city of Cologne (Denver Post, April 3, 1945).
It was quite a career. Rose was just 45 years old when he died.
The general is remembered in many ways. In the photo below, an army troop transport ship is named for him in 1949. Note his aide-de-camp, Maj. Robert Bellinger, present at left.
FEB 20 1949 In ceremonies aboard the army’s newest transport at the Brooklyn, N. Y., army base, three army men view a portrait of Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose of Denver, who was killed in action while leading the Third armored division in Europe in World war II. The transport was named in honor of General Rose at the ceremony. Left to right are Maj. Robert M. Bellinger and Col. John A. Smith Jr., former members of the general’s staff, and Sgt. Lafayette G. Pool, a wartime hero of the Third armored division. The portrait was presented by the division. Associated Press photo
But Rose is remembered daily in Denver through the hard work and largess of friends, family and the community. Within weeks of his death, Jewish leaders revved up fundraising for a hospital they planned, naming it in honor of the Colorado war hero. The General Rose Memorial Hospital is now known as Rose Medical Center.
1946: Mrs. Samuel Rose, mother of the general, turned the first shovelful of earth when ground was broken last August for the Rose Memorial hospital. Left to right: Maurice B. Shwayder, Ben M. Blumberg, Mrs. Dave Cook, Joe Alpert, Mrs. Louis A. Pollack and Arnold Rose, the general’s brother.
At the dedication of the hospital, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower laid the cornerstone. In the photo below, Mrs. Samuel Rose is at left.
Cornerstone of General Rose Memorial Hospital is laid. Associated Press photo.
Rose Medical Center, a top U.S. medical facility, became known for its wonderful infant care and was the birthplace of many Denver children. Below, the very first baby born at the new facility in 1949 was the 7-pound, 1 ounce daughter of Mrs. William Sherman, shown below with Nurse Dolores Rasmussen. She was the only occupant of the ultramodern nursery with its 40-baby capacity.
It is a happy legacy.
First baby born at General Rose Memorial Hospital, 1949. Denver Post archive photo
For further details and photos of Maj. Gen Maurice Rose’s
here is the site’s address
3rd armored division …
3ad.com, then click site search for his name… all copyrighted materials, some new biography. I didn’t see a year/date on his death, exact place before margraten ck, etc., Shahan type..
test again, Gen. Rose was buried in the American Military Cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands. In this large and majestic cemetery, the remains of over 8,300 U.S. servicemen fallen in WWII rest in peace. To this day, the grounds are lovingly cared for by the people of Margraten