The Lion’s Brood

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Theodore Roosevelt had advocated American entry into World War I, and wanted to fight himself.  Being denied that privilege by President Wilson, he took solace in the fact that each of his sons volunteered for the War.

His son Archie would be a decorated, and wounded, veteran, serving as an officer with the 16th and 26th Infantry.   He would serve in combat in the Pacific during World War II.  He would have the distinction of being determined to be 100% disabled from war wounds in both World Wars.

Theodore Jr, who would attain general rank in World War II and earn a Medal of Honor, also served as an officer in the 26th and would be gassed and wounded.

Son Kermit served as a Captain in the British Army, serving in combat in Mesopotamia (Iraq), and then transferred to the US Army serving as a Captain of artillery during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.  In World War II he would serve again in both the British and American armies.

Son Quentin, age nineteen, the baby of the family, sailed for France on July 23, 1917 with the 95th Aero Squadron.  His parents and his fiance saw him off.

Not only the Roosevelt brothers saw service in the War.  Sister Ether was the first to see service in the War, as a nurse in the Ambulance Americane  Hospital where her husband served as a surgeon.

 

The Roosevelts were proud of their kids but also naturally worried.  However, Edith Roosevelt told a friend that “You can’t bring boys up to be hawks and expect them to turn out sparrows”.

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5 Comments

  1. TR led from the front. He walked the walk His sons also. REminds me of the end of THe Odyssey wherein Laertes exclaims he is blessed to have lived to see his son and grandson, Telemachos, outdoing each other in acts of valor.

  2. I wonder how many of our Liberal friends will find this story inspiring? My guess is few. How unfortunate for them and for us.

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