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Sons of the Commander in Chief: The Roosevelt Boys in World War II

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  • Sons of the Commander in Chief: The Roosevelt Boys in World War II

    A thread to discuss the sons and daughters of the Allied leaders who fought in World War II. Any contribution would be appreciated.

    I will start with Maj James Roosevelt

    ——-Major James Roosevelt experienced his baptism of fire in August 1942 when he helped lead the operation against the enemy at Makin Island. Second in command to the famous commando leader Lt. Col. Evans Carlson of the Marine Raiders, Jimmy came under sniper fire and rescued three of his men from drowning, earning him the distinguished Navy Cross and the Silver Star. In a letter to FDR, Carlson wrote that Jimmy “was as cool as the proverbial cucumber and kept the loose ends tied together without a hitch.”

    Jimmy’s actions also served another purpose.—they proved to be a morale booster back in the States. Jimmy Roosevelt’s heroic exploits at Makin Island made headlines in the Washington, D.C. and New York newspapers. His naysayers now honored him in the national press as a “fighting” guy———

    Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
    Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

    George S Patton

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