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Fri Sep 4, 2020, 12:55 AM

Ted Roosevelt V on Normandy, sacrifice, snd privilege


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Reply Ted Roosevelt V on Normandy, sacrifice, snd privilege (Original post)
Tanuki Sep 4 OP
RockRaven Sep 4 #1
NNadir Sep 4 #3
Thekaspervote Sep 4 #2
pansypoo53219 Sep 4 #4
oasis Sep 4 #5

Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 01:14 AM

1. IIRC, I think I've read TR Jr was the only US general on the beach on D-Day

My recollection was that he had to lobby the brass hard to allow him to go ashore, because he had a heart condition and a bad knee, in addition to being middle-aged, and the issue of propaganda/optics if the son of a POTUS got killed...

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 03:56 AM

3. This is true. What is also true is that he was considered 100% disabled...

...as a result of his wounds in World War I.

Asked about the most heroic thing he'd ever seen, Omar Bradley remarked, "Ted Roosevelt on Utah Beach." Roosevelt landed on the beach with his cane, in the first wave.

He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions; making him one of the rare group of men making up a father and son pair of Medal of Honor winners. (Another was Douglas and Arthur MacArthur.)

Roosevelt died a month after D-Day of a heart attack in France.

He served in North Africa and in Sicily during World War II

He had a very difficult relationship with his first cousin, Eleanor Roosevelt, who was first lady of the United States, as well as a very difficult relationship with George S. Patton (who was not at Normandy) and who had threatened to sack him in Sicily.

At the time of his death, Eisenhower had put him up for promotion to Major General.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 02:06 AM

2. I'm not only enraged..but tearful. The loser sucker is the GD idiot in the WH!!

2 uncles that served in the European theatre WWII
An uncle engineer who was given a pass to work for Boeing- helped develop the value for refueling in air WWII
Another uncle that served in Korea
My former father in law went down on the USS Hornet during the battle of Midway

All lived to come home..some more damaged than others

God bless them and all military personnel!!

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 06:42 AM

4. TR would have beat the crap outta the moron.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 07:06 AM

5. Atlantic "Loser" story picking up steam. nt

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