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Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

Brigadier General, U.S. Army and Medal of Honor Recipient

Born on Tuesday, September 13, 1887 in Oyster Bay, N.Y.     -     Died on Wednesday, July 12, 1944 in Normandy, France

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Medal of Honor Citation

For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on
6 June 1944, in France. After 2 verbal requests to accompany the leading assault elements in the Normandy invasion had been denied, Brig. Gen. Roosevelt's written request for this mission was approved and he landed with the first wave of the forces assaulting the enemy-held beaches.

He repeatedly led groups from the beach, over the seawall and established them inland. His valor, courage, and presence in the very front of the attack and his complete unconcern at being under heavy fire inspired the troops to heights of enthusiasm and self-sacrifice. Although the enemy had the beach under constant direct fire, Brig. Gen. Roosevelt moved from one locality to another, rallying men around him, directed and personally led them against the enemy.

Under his seasoned, precise, calm, and unfaltering leadership, assault troops reduced beach strong points and rapidly moved inland with minimum casualties. He thus contributed substantially to the successful establishment of the beachhead in France.

Place and date: Normandy invasion, 6 June 1944.                     G.O. No.: 77
Entered service at: Oyster Bay, N.Y.                                        Citation Date: 28 September 1944.

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Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Legion of Honor, and Croix de Guerre

New York State Assemblyman     and     Assistant Secretary of the Navy     (March 10, 1921 - September 30, 1924)

Governor of Puerto Rico (1929-1932)     and      Governor General of the Philippines (1932-1933)

Chairman of the Board - American Express Company     and      Vice-President at Doubleday Books

Ted Jr. is the only general on D-Day to land with the first wave of troops: he commanded the landing operations on Utah Beach
of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division's 8th Infantry Regiment and the 70th Tank Battalion

When General Omar Bradley was asked to name the single most heroic action he had ever seen in combat, he replied:
"Ted Roosevelt on Utah Beach."

Ted Jr. died of a heart attack one month after the Utah Beach landings, and is buried next to Quentin in Normandy, France.

Download a Biographical Note from the Harvard Collection

Family of Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

Wife:                   Eleanor Butler Alexander     (1888-1960),    married June 20, 1910.

Daughter:         Grace Green Roosevelt McMillan     (1911-1993)

Son:                   Theodore Roosevelt III     (1914-2001)

Son:                   Cornelius V.S. Roosevelt     (1915-1991)

Son:                   Quentin Roosevelt II     (1919-1948)

Links to Other Resources

Download the book by Ted Jr. titled "Average Americans"

Theodore Roosevelt Association


National Park Service: The Roosevelt Children