Ranger Andrew J. Rose – 5D
Bronze Star, Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Cluster, Euopean Afrian Middle Eastern Campaign, Two Presidential Citations
Jack was born Sept. 22, 1919 in Cameron, Okla. to Dillard and Angeline Smith Rose. He was a 44th Battalion Army Ranger and decorated World War II veteran who served in the European Theater. His decorations and citations include the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star, and two Purple Heart Medals with Oak Leaf Clusters for wounds received in action at both Omaha Beach, France and Germany. He worked for over 45 years as a carpenter and moved to Lompoc in 1991 where he belonged to the American Legion Post 211 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1717.