Donald Rose served 2 years and 8 months in the Army. He was stationed at Fort Dix and Fort Polk for Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Infantry Training. He was stationed at Fort Belvoir for Officer Candidates School. Following OCS, Don received his commission as a 1st Lieutenant and spent time at Fort Devens, Fort Sam Houston and Fort Sill before going to Vietnam. In Vietnam, he serviced in the 505 Radio Research Group and was rewarded a Bronze Star following his Vietnam Tour.
Don has lived in the Chicago area most of his life. He has been married for 41 years and has 2 sons. He worked as the Director of Planning for the DuPage County Law Enforcement Commission for many years before going to work for the City of Wheaton, IL. At Wheaton, he was appointed as City Manager where he stayed for over 35 years.
Since retiring, Don enjoys reading fiction books and has been a life long Chicago Cub fan. He enjoys summer baseball trips with his sons to see all the major league stadiums.
Veterans and public servants like Donald Rose have done so much to protect and support their country and their communities. What better way to show our appreciation than to step up in their time of need? Don will not have access to a life saving kidney transplant unless he finds a living kidney donor. There is so much more life left for him to live! Kidney donation is safe for those who are medically cleared. The medical testing is covered by the transplant center. Any non medical expenses are covered by organizations such as DOVE. Please click the link below to learn more about donation or to get involved. Thank you!