Bridge Named in Honor of Middletown Soldier

January 7, 2016

It was my honor to join members of the Jewish War Veterans Post 51 and other local leaders in a ceremony to rename a route 9 bridge the Major General Maurice Rose Memorial Bridge.

Major General Maurice Rose earned a Purple Heart during World War I and climbed the army ranks during World War II. He led a 100-mile drive through central Germany, the longest one-day drive by any Allied unit in the war. One day later, Maurice Rose was shot and killed by a sniper in the German city of Paderborn. He was the highest ranking Jewish soldier killed during World War II.