Kenneth H. Rose
of Service: 1942 - 1946
Enlisted July 17,
1942 and entered the 95th Infantry Division in Austin, Texas
entered O.C.S. and graduated March 1943.
Finally went to
Europe in September 1944 in action with the 44th Infantry
Division. Landed in Cherbourg and proceeded in combat with
C.H. 3rd. Battalion - Machine Gun Platoon. Spent the winter
fighting the Nazis and living in fox holes at one time 60 days
without a change of clothes. Many battles with many of my
young soldiers killed.
combat in the Tyrol Mountains of Austria. Our division was the
first to cross the Rhine River and also kicked back. A lot of
fighting with many close calls but I never got hit by artillery,
mortars, small arms or land mines. I had a guardian
angel. Received several awards for gallantry, battle field
promotion and the combat infantry badge. It was hell.