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Theodore " Ted " Roosevelt III [2] (September 13, 1887 – July 12, 1944), known as Theodore Jr., was an American government, business, and military leader. He was the eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt .

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

The eldest son of American President Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt jr. fought in both World War 1 and World War 2. For most of his life, Theodore Roosevelt jr. was involved in politics, business and the military.

Theodore Roosevelt III (June 14, 1914 – May 2, 2001), commonly known as Theodore Roosevelt III (although the fourth to bear the same name), was a banker, government official, veteran of World War II , and the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt through his father, Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. , a politician and World War II military leader, and Eleanor Butler Alexander . [1]

2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Service

Born on Friday, November 19, 1897     -     Died on Sunday, July 14, 1918

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All the Roosevelt sons, except Kermit, had some military training prior to World War I. With the outbreak of World War I in Europe in August 1914, American leaders had heightened concern about their nation's readiness for military engagement. Only the month before, Congress had authorized the creation of an Aviation Section in the Signal Corps. In 1915, Major General Leonard Wood, President Roosevelt's former commanding officer during the Spanish–American War, organized a summer camp at Plattsburgh, New York, to provide military training for business and professional men, at their own expense. This summer training program provided the base of a greatly expanded junior officers' corps when the country entered World War I. During that summer, many well-heeled young men from some of the finest east coast schools, including three of the four Roosevelt sons, attended the military camp. When the United States entered the war, in April 1917, the armed forces offered commissions to the graduates of these schools based on their performance. The National Defense Act of 1916 continued the student military training and the businessmen's summer camps; it placed them on a firmer legal basis by authorizing an Officers' Reserve Corps and a Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).

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