Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Monday, July 27, 2015

Military Monday - Carter Elbert Rose, U.S.S. Wisconsin

While searching a new collection at for U.S. Navy Cruise Books 1918 - 2009, I was fortunate to find a photograph of my uncle, Carter Rose, aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin.  The photo was taken some time between 1952 - 1954.  This is the first photo I've ever seen of him as a young man; he would have been in his mid-twenties at this time.  Some time in the next few years, he was invited to leave the military and spent much of his life as a transient.  He died in 2002 at the age of 74 in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.

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