Harold Roise


An outstanding football star at Idaho where he played for the Vandals and was an honorable men­tion All-American in 1939. At Idaho he was a member of the ROTC unit and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the Marine Corps following his graduation from Idaho.

In training at San Diego he played football for the Marines and later served aboard the U.S.S. Maryland in 1941 at Pearl Har­bor. During the war years Reise served aboard the U.S.S. Alabama in the Atlantic and Pacific theater, and took part in the Okinawa invasion and the China repatriation. Roise served as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy and battalion football coach. In 1949-50 he served at Camp Pendleton, Calif. and coached the team to the service championship.

In 1951 he commanded the first unit that landed in Korea and took part in the Inchon Landing, captured Kimpo airfield and was in the Chosen Reservoir campaign. He later served in Hawaii, Quantico, Camp Pendleton and Washington, D.C. He retired a full colonel from the Marines in 1965 following a final tour at the National War College and touring Africa, Norway and Turkey. He holds two Navy Crosses, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, 5 Korean Citations, all area ribbons and one Chinese Citation.

Now employed by the Armstrong Rubber Co., New Haven, Conn. as manager and with his wife Regina Limacher, a native of Wallace, live in Branford, Conn. The Roise family includes five children including daughter Dorothea, attending the U of I.

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