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coast guard officer.

Earl Griffith Rose, American coast guard officer. Decorated Navy Cross and Legion of Merit (United States), Chevalier of Legion of Honor (France).


Rose, Earl Griffith was born in 1888 in Lithopolis, Ohio, United States. Son of Calvin U. and Sallie Elizabeth (Griffith) Rose.


Student Ohio State University, 1907-1910, Coast Guard Academy, 1910-1913.


1 daughter, Marilyn Eleanor. Commissioned ensign, United States Coast Guard, 1913, advancing through the grades to rear admiral, 1945. Commanded United States Ship Rambler in European waters during World War I.

Commanded Coast Guard destroyer squadron in Cuban waters, 1933. Commanded United States.C.G. Cutter Tampa in rescue of crew from burning steamship Morro Castle (off coast of New Jersey), 1934. Commanded Greenland Patrol, United States Atlantic Fleet, 1943-1945.

Commanding Task Force 24, 1945-1946. Chief, Office of Operations, United States Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia, 1946-1949.


Married Dorothy Reeder, June 21, 1921.

Calvin U. Rose

Sallie Elizabeth (Griffith) Rose

Dorothy Reeder