Murray L. Rosen, Past National Commander, JWV

Born March 4, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he served in the U.S. Army as a paratroop sergeant in Europe in World War II. He was a 43-year member of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, working his way up the ranks in New York as commander of a Brooklyn post, and the county and state organizations during the 1960s. In 1967, he received an award from then-President Lyndon Johnson for instituting a program to send gifts to military personnel in Vietnam.

Rosen moved to California in 1969 and later became commander of the Studio City, Los Angeles County and state organizations of the JWV. During the 1980s, he held various positions at the national level, serving as national commander from August, 1989, until August of 1990. During 1990, Rosen met with former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan as well as former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to discuss veterans’ affairs. He retired from the retail shoe business in 1987.

Because of his outstanding service to the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, our post was named in his honor.