Originally Posted by Wikipedia...On March 30, 1945, a few miles south of the city of Paderborn in a rural forest area, General Rose rounded a corner in his jeep and found himself surrounded by several German tanks. As he drew his pistol, a young German tank commander shot the General. Rose is buried in ABMC Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.
Rose was the highest-ranking American killed by enemy fire in the European Theater of Operations during the war. (Lieutenant General Lesley J. McNair was killed by friendly fire in Normandy in July 1944.)