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Earl Griffith Rose

Date of birth: November 9, 1887
Date of death: October 20, 1982
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Ohio, Lithopolis
Home of record: Duvall Ohio

Earl Rose was commissioned through the School of Instruction of the Revenue Cutter Service in 1913. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral in 1949.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Earl Griffith Rose, United States Coast Guard, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. RAMBLER, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies through waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, during World War I.

Action Date: 1918

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Lieutenant

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Rambler

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Commodore Earl Griffith Rose, United States Coast Guard, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commander of the Greenland Patrol of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet from November 1943 to July 1945. During that period of his command, vessels of the Greenland Patrol destroyed weather stations and captured vessels of the enemy operating in East Greenland, thus foiling Nazi attempts to gain foothold in Greenland. Directing also weather and air-sea rescue services, he assisted in ferrying of aircraft on the northern routs of the Atlantic.

Action Date: November 1943 - July 1945

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Commodore