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Theodore Roosevelt

 

TAPS

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Young's Memorial Cemetery

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Born:  October 27, 1858 at New York, NY

Entered Service in the US Army from New York

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Spanish-American War For heroism July 1, 1898 at Santiago de Cuba

Died:  January 6, 1919 at the age of 60

* Theodore Roosevelt is the ONLY US PRESIDENT to receive the Medal of Honor
   His son, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. earned the Medal of Honor posthumously in WWII

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, together with Colonel Leonard Wood, created a mounted cavalry for deployment in the Spanish-American War that became well known as the "Rough Riders". In command of the Rough Riders, on July 1, 1898 Roosevelt lead his Rough Riders in the assault on Kettle Hill and also participated in the taking of nearby San Juan Hill. As Roosevelt led his dis-mounted cavalry in the assault, he spurred his mount to lead the charge, finding himself well in advance of the rest of his troops. Armed only with a pistol and with only four or five men immediately behind him, he charged courageously into the heavy fire of the enemy to inspire and lead his Rough Riders to victory.

 

 

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