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Middletown Officials Dedicate Route 9 Bridge To Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose

Middletown Officials Dedicate Route 9 Bridge To Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose

MIDDLETOWN — The Route 9 bridge over Union Street has been named in honor of Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose, a Middletown native who died in battle during World War II.

The dedication was approved by the state General Assembly as part of a budget implementer bill last summer, and officials held a ceremony Tuesday morning at city hall.

Rose was born at 508 Main St. in Middletown in 1899, and was killed by a German sniper in Paderborn, Germany, on March 29, 1945. He is also the namesake of the U.S. Army Reserve center in the Westfield section of town and Major General Maurice Rose Post 51, the local chapter of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States.

State Rep. Matt...

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