Upon landing on Utah Beach he declared “We’ll start the war right here!”
He died of a heart attack a few weeks later. He’s buried in American cemetery in France next to his brother Quinten, who was shot down in WWI.
He was 56!
"While I was mentally framing [orders], Ted Roosevelt came up. He had landed with the first wave, had put my troops across the beach, and had a perfect picture (just as Roosevelt had earlier promised if allowed to go ashore with the first wave) of the entire situation. I loved Ted. When I finally agreed to his landing with the first wave, I felt sure he would be killed. When I had bade him goodbye, I never expected to see him alive. You can imagine then the emotion with which I greeted him when he came out to meet me [near La Grande Dune]. He was bursting with information."
"By modifying his division's original plan on the beach, Roosevelt enabled its troops to achieve their mission objectives by coming ashore and attacking north behind the beach toward its original objective. Years later, Omar Bradley was asked to name the single most heroic action he had ever seen in combat. He replied, "Ted Roosevelt on Utah Beach."
When his cousin Franklin (a Democrat) was elected President, Teddy was serving as the US-appointed Governor-General of the Philippines.
When asked how he and Franklin were related, Teddy quipped, "Fifth cousin, about to be removed."
Played by Henry Fonda in the film The Longest Day.
TL;DR He was a Roosevelt.
i asked my econ teacher why a 1 star general would do such a thing rather than stay behind as an intelligence officer like the other generals and he responded, “he was a roosevelt and they weren’t”
He remembered the face of his father.
Leaders like this we can use. Time to resurrect the Bull Moose Party?
>Initially buried at Sainte-Mère-Église, photographs show his pallbearers were generals, including Bradley, Patton, and J. Lawton Collins, the VII Corps commander
All of them- legends.
Every time i hear about how badass the Roosevelts are a bald eagle screeches in the backround waving an American flag