“I’m Going Ahead With the Troops”

“Get word to the Navy and bring them in.
We’ll start the war from here.”

Gen Theodore Roosevelt Jr. on Utah Beach.
At 57 years old, the oldest man in the invasion fleet and the only general to personally hit the beach with his troops.

On June 6, 1944.
D Day.

He died shortly thereafter in France and is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, next to his little brother Quentin, who was killed in his airplane during a dogfight in World War I.

2 Responses to ““I’m Going Ahead With the Troops””

  1. Kathy Kinsley says:

    That was a Man.

    (Cue SJW faints all over.)

  2. aelfheld says:

    Kathy, the SJZs would have fainted at first sight of the uniform.

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