Lieutenant Owen M. Rose had just completed his overseas training with the French artillery when he was taken ill with pneumonia and died Oct. 20, 1918. He was buried in the American cemetery at Vanclaire, southern France.
Lieutenant Rose entered one of the training camps for officers at Fort Snelling, Minn., and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps. He was assigned to the officers training camp at Fortress Monroe, Dec 1, 1917 and was again transferred to Fort Stevens, Oregon and was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant, May 7, 1918.
Lt. Rose spent several weeks here after his advancement and was then ordered to CampMills where he awaited transport to France. He arrived overseas in August, 1918. Rose is one of the heroes of which Brule county is the most proud.