Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Ted Roosevelt Jr. Was The Only General In The Initial Wave
Ignoring bullets and explosions that occurred in his vicinity, Roosevelt remained a calming influence on the apprehensive soldiers who came ashore. Asked later to single out the most heroic act he observed during his career, General Omar Bradley responded: "Ted Roosevelt at Utah Beach." Ted Roosevelt Jr. died of a heart attack one month after D-Day, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, and is buried in the American cemetery near the Normandy beachhead
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Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division Entered Service From: New York Service # O-139726 Date of Death July 12, 1944 World War II Buried: Plot D Row 28 Grave 45 Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Colleville-sur-Mer, France Awards: Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Silver Star with 2 Oakleaf Clusters, Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, French Legion of Honor with Chevron
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Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., seen in Ste. Mere-Eglise on July 12, hours before he died of a coronary thrombosis. Arthritis caused him to walk with a stick. The 4th Infantry Division commander described him as “the most gallant soldier and finest gentleman I have ever known.”
La tombe de Theodore Roosevelt Jr, fils ainé su président Roosevelt. Cimetière Américain de Colleville-Sur-Mère. Prise le 13/03. / The tomb of Theodore Roosevelt Jr., eldest son of President Rossevelt. American Cemetery, Colleville-Sur-Mother. Taken on March 13. LD & AT 3°2
General Theodore “We’ll start the war from right here!" Roosevelt Jr Earned the Medal of Honor on Utah Beach
A son will often attempt to live up to the legacy of their father, and when your father happens to be former President, Rough Rider, and man extraordinaire Teddy Roosevelt, that can be quite a tall order. Named after his father, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. fought in both World Wars and demonstrated the type of bravery that must clearly run in the Roosevelt blood. He made multiple petitions to be on the first wave of the D-Day invasion and when command finally relented, Roosevelt was the only Gen...
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Jr. was an American political and business leader, a Medal of Honor recipient who fought in both of the 20th century's world wars. He was the eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt from his second wife Edith Roosevelt. Roosevelt was instrumental in the forming of the American Legion in 1919.