Roosevelt, Theodore, COL
Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Service Years
1898 - 1898

Cavalry

Colonel


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1858
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
New York

Date of Passing
Jan 06, 1919
 
Location of Interment
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Army Navy Union


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 Military Association Memberships
The Army and Navy Union USA Legion Of Valor
  1909, The Army and Navy Union USA - Assoc. Page
  2001, Legion Of Valor [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1898, ARNG Pre WWII (Basic Training Waived), E
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of San Juan Hill
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Kettle Hill
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Las Guasimas
 Colleges Attended 
Harvard UniversityColumbia University
  1876-1880, Harvard University
  1880-1881, Columbia University
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  BIO
  POLITICAL OFFICE
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  The Rough Riders
  MEDAL OF HONOR 18961
  FATHER AND SON MEDALS OF HONOR
  Battle of San Juan Hill, 1898
  Jan 16, 2001, THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S MEDAL OF HONOR2
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Roosevelt, Theodore

Rank and Organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army.    Place and Date: July 1, 1898 near Santiago de Cuba, Republic of Cuba.    Birth: Oct. 27, 1858 at New York, N.Y.  Home State:   New York.   Date of Issue: 16 January 2000

Citation:

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt distinguished himself by acts of bravery on 1 July, 1898, near Santiago de Cuba, Republic of Cuba, while leading a daring charge up San Juan Hill.   Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, in total disregard for his personal safety, and accompanied by only four or five men, led a desperate and gallant charge up San Juan Hill, encouraging his troops to continue the assault through withering enemy fire over open countryside.  Facing the enemy's heavy fire, he displayed extraordinary bravery throughout the charge, and was the first to reach the enemy trenches, where he quickly killed one of the enemy with his pistol, allowing his men to continue the assault.   His leadership and valor turned the tide in the Battle for San Juan Hill.   Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


His Son's Profile:

Roosevelt, Theodore, Jr. (MOH, DSC), BG-Passed '44
 
   
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