I’m not sure this article from the Daily Beast will sit well with everyone who reads here, but as it can be pointed out, while Theodore Roosevelt couldn’t go to war himself, each of his four sons did go to the Great War:

-Theodore, Jr. rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, was wounded and gassed on the Western Front.  A brigadier general in World War II, he was the oldest man and only general to go ashore in the first wave on D-Day.  Dying a month after D-Day of a heart attack, he posthumously received the Medal of Honor.

-Archibald was a captain in the First World War, rose to lieutenant colonel in the Second.  Wounded in the same knee in both wars, he is the only man to be discharged twice from the army with a 100% medical disability.

-Kermit, thinking he would see action sooner, gained a commission in the British army and service with distinction in the Middle East.  He transferred to the American army after its entry into the war.

-Quentin, the flier, would be shot down and killed in the First World War.  He and his brother Ted are buried next to each other in France.

But here’s the article from the Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/01/when-the-one-percent-sent-its-kids-to-war?via=newsletter&source=Weekend&utm_content=bufferfeccd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer




Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.