Mt. Pleasant, Petty Officer Ronald Rose
Storekeeper 2nd Class Petty Officer Ronald Rose served in both WWII and the Korean War. During WWII, 2nd Class Petty Officer Rose’s LST was torpedoed and sunk in the Sulu Sea, where he was part of a 30 hour sea battle. Among the numerous medals he received were the American Defense Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal, 2nd Class Petty Officer Rose is extremely involved in his community, serving as a member of the American Legion for over 68 years, and the Westchester County historian for 19 years.
The Town of Mount Pleasant had two nominees, Petty Officer Ronald Rose and Corporal Edmund Burke.
“Corporal Edmund Burke and Petty Officer Ron Rose are receiving the recognition tonight they richly deserve. They both valiantly served our country during World War II and were able to return to their communities as active participants,” said Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Joan A. Maybury. “They are wonderful examples of ‘the greatest generation of Americans’ and are deserving of high praise and immeasurable thanks for their service.”