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Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose Monument dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony in Denver

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People stand below the newly erected Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose Monument in Lincoln Veterans Memorial Park on April 16, 2023 in Denver.

A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Major General Maurice Rose Monument erected in the Lincoln Veterans Memorial Park near the Colorado State Capitol. Rose is the most decorated battle tank commander in American history and the highest ranking Jewish soldier in World War II.

He grew up in Denver in a prominent Jewish family and dropped out of high school to join the military. Rose served with valor in both World Wars. He was killed in action while leading his men from the front in 1945. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was quoted as saying ÒHe was not only one of our bravest and best, but was a leader who inspired his men to speedy…

Helen H. Richardson

2023-04-16 20:25:26

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