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Maj Kermit Roosevelt
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God bless you throughout Spring, the Season in which Life is eternally renewed. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Mar. 20, 2014
 
God bless you throughout Winter, the cold, harsh season in which nature sleeps and goes dormant, awaiting the arrival of Spring. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jan. 10, 2014
 

- nmbo
 Added: Jan. 6, 2014
 
God bless you on New Year's Day (belated) and throughout 2014. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jan. 6, 2014
 

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013
 
God bless you throughout Winter, the cold, harsh season in which nature sleeps and goes dormant, awaiting the arrival of Spring. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013
 
God bless you on Christmas (belated). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013
 
God's peace and blessings be with you throughout the holiest season of 2013. Rest in Peace, Brother Soldier.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013
 

- Larry E. Barnes
 Added: Dec. 13, 2013
 
God bless you throughout the 2013 Yuletide season, and especially, Merry Christmas (early). Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013
 
God bless you on Thanksgiving (early). I am thankful for your dedicated service to others. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Nov. 18, 2013
 
God bless you on Veterans Day (early). This, We'll Defend. Rest in Peace.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Nov. 7, 2013
 
God bless you on Halloween (early). Don't scare many trick-or-treaters. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Oct. 28, 2013
 
Kermit Roosevelt : Sir, you will be known as a son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. You were an explorer on two continents with your father, a graduate of Harvard University, a soldier serving in two world wars, with both the British and U.S. Armies, a businessman, and a writer. When you were born at the family residence Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, New York, the second son of Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. and Edith Kermit Carow. Youhad an elder brother, Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt III, and three younger siblings: Ethel Carow Roosevelt, Archibald Bulloch "Archie" Roosevelt, and Quentin Roosevelt. Your older half sister was Alice Lee Roosevelt, from your father's first marriage to Alice Hathaway Lee. According to one of Theodore Roosevelt's most popular books, Through the Brazilian Wilderness, recounted the father-and-son expedition into the Amazon Basin Brazilian jungle in 191314. You and your dad, ex president TR, went on what would become known as the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition, exploring the Brazilian jungle. During this expedition, you and your dad explored the River of Doubt, later renamed Rio Roosevelt in honor of the President, as well as a branch of that river named the Rio Kermit in your honor also. On 22 August 1917, you were appointed an honorary captain in the British Army, and saw hard fighting in the Near East, later transferring to the United States Army. While your other brothers had had summer training at Plattsburg, New York, you had missed out on this training. You joined the British Army to fight in the Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) theater of World War I. You were attached to the 14th Light Armoured Motor Battery of the Machine Gun Corps, but the British High Command decided they could not risk your life and so they made you an officer in charge of transport (Ford Model T cars). Within months of being posted to Mesopotamia, you mastered spoken as well as written Arabic and was often relied upon as a translator with the locals. You were awarded a Military Cross on 26 August 1918. When the United States joined the war, You got transferred to the AEF in Europe, relinquishing your British commission on 28 April 1918. Sadly in 1918, you learned that your youngest brother Quentin, a pilot, had beenshot down over France and had been buried by the Germans with full military honors. By October 14, 1939, when Britain was at war with Germany,you had negotiated a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment with the assistance of your friend, Winston Churchill, who was by then First Lord of the Admiralty. Your first task was to lead a contingent of British volunteers for the Winter War in Finland. At the end of 1940, you returned to England and was discharged from the army on health grounds on May 2, 1941, by which time you had once again reached the rank of captain.You appealed this discharge all the way to the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who upheld the medical discharge. When you returned to the US, you turned to drinking to forget your problems. Your wife enlisted the help of your cousin, President FDR, who ordered the FBI to track you down, and you were brought back to your family. To extricate you from your current situation, the President gave you a commission as a major in the United States Army, and had you transferred and posted to Fort Richardson, Alaska, where you worked as an intelligence officer and helped establish a territorial militia of Eskimos and Aleuts. You were discovered in your house with a gunshot wound in the head by Dr. Sanford Couch Monroe who later filed the autopsy report. Your death was reported to your mother Edith, whose favorite son you had been, as a heart attack. Given the sensitive nature of your death, for many years the cause of death continued to be described as heart disease. Only in later years did the true circumstances of your death become known. You were interred in Fort Richardson National Cemetery near Anchorage, where a memorial stone gateway was erected in your honor in 1949. You were survived by your wife Belle and four children: Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr., Joseph Willard Roosevelt, Belle Wyatt Roosevelt, and Dirck Roosevelt. Finally, the Luzon-class repair ship USS Kermit Roosevelt (ARG-16) was named in your honor. Thanks for being part of American history especially presidential history, happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Oct. 10, 2013
 

- David Wend
 Added: Oct. 10, 2013
 
God bless you on your Birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Oct. 10, 2013
 
God bless you throughout Autumn, the beautiful, fiery season of the Harvest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Oct. 4, 2013
 

- Julester
 Added: Sep. 23, 2013
 
God bless you on Patriot Day (belated), the day we honor our fallen bretheren who died as a result of the most cowardly attack ever perpetrated on the United States. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Sep. 12, 2013
 
God bless you, fallen brother. Rest in Peace.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Aug. 9, 2013
 

- melinda
 Added: Aug. 7, 2013
 
We thank you for your service during WWl, that saw the loss of your youngest brother Quentin. Sadly your life was cut short by your own hand. May god grand you eternal peace forever Amen.
- internments
 Added: Aug. 6, 2013
 
KERMIT, TEXAS NAMED FOR YOU 79745
- Lazer
 Added: Aug. 6, 2013
 
God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Aug. 1, 2013
 
God bless you on Independence Day (early). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jul. 3, 2013
 
God bless you on your Birthday (US Army's 238th Birthday; belated). Rest in Peace, soldier.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jun. 15, 2013
 
God bless you on Flag Day (early). Old Glory has waived over a free nation for the 238th year because Heroes like you have defended Her. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jun. 13, 2013
 
Kermit Roosevelt : Sir, you will be known as a son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. You were an explorer on two continents with your father, a graduate of Harvard University, a soldier serving in two world wars, with both the British and U.S. Armies, a businessman, and a writer. When you were born at the family residence Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, New York, the second son of Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. and Edith Kermit Carow. Youhad an elder brother, Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt III, and three younger siblings: Ethel Carow Roosevelt, Archibald Bulloch "Archie" Roosevelt, and Quentin Roosevelt. Your older half sister was Alice Lee Roosevelt, from your father's first marriage to Alice Hathaway Lee. According to one of Theodore Roosevelt's most popular books, Through the Brazilian Wilderness, recounted the father-and-son expedition into the Amazon Basin Brazilian jungle in 191314. You and your dad, ex president TR, went on what would become known as the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition, exploring the Brazilian jungle. During this expedition, you and your dad explored the River of Doubt, later renamed Rio Roosevelt in honor of the President, as well as a branch of that river named the Rio Kermit in your honor also. On 22 August 1917, you were appointed an honorary captain in the British Army, and saw hard fighting in the Near East, later transferring to the United States Army. While your other brothers had had summer training at Plattsburg, New York, you had missed out on this training. You joined the British Army to fight in the Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) theater of World War I. You were attached to the 14th Light Armoured Motor Battery of the Machine Gun Corps, but the British High Command decided they could not risk your life and so they made you an officer in charge of transport (Ford Model T cars). Within months of being posted to Mesopotamia, you mastered spoken as well as written Arabic and was often relied upon as a translator with the locals. You were awarded a Military Cross on 26 August 1918. When the United States joined the war, You got transferred to the AEF in Europe, relinquishing your British commission on 28 April 1918. Sadly in 1918, you learned that your youngest brother Quentin, a pilot, had beenshot down over France and had been buried by the Germans with full military honors. By October 14, 1939, when Britain was at war with Germany,you had negotiated a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment with the assistance of your friend, Winston Churchill, who was by then First Lord of the Admiralty. Your first task was to lead a contingent of British volunteers for the Winter War in Finland. At the end of 1940, you returned to England and was discharged from the army on health grounds on May 2, 1941, by which time you had once again reached the rank of captain.You appealed this discharge all the way to the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who upheld the medical discharge. When you returned to the US, you turned to drinking to forget your problems. Your wife enlisted the help of your cousin, President FDR, who ordered the FBI to track you down, and you were brought back to your family. To extricate you from your current situation, the President gave you a commission as a major in the United States Army, and had you transferred and posted to Fort Richardson, Alaska, where you worked as an intelligence officer and helped establish a territorial militia of Eskimos and Aleuts. Sadly today is the 70th anniversary of your passing when you committed suicide on June 4, 1943, by a self-inflicted gunshot.You were discovered in your house with a gunshot wound in the head by Dr. Sanford Couch Monroe who later filed the autopsy report. Your death was reported to your mother Edith, whose favorite son you had been, as a heart attack. Given the sensitive nature of your death, for many years the cause of death continued to be described as heart disease. Only in later years did the true circumstances of your death become known. You were interred in Fort Richardson National Cemetery near Anchorage, where a memorial stone gateway was erected in your honor in 1949. You were survived by your wife Belle and four children: Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr., Joseph Willard Roosevelt, Belle Wyatt Roosevelt, and Dirck Roosevelt. Finally, the Luzon-class repair ship USS Kermit Roosevelt (ARG-16) was named in your honor. Thanks for being part of American history especially presidential history and may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 

- 2kjmom
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 

- Familly Researcher
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
God bless you on your Angel Day. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 

-Anonymous
 Added: May. 29, 2013
 
God bless you on Memorial Day (early). Rest in Peace, soldier.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: May. 20, 2013
 
God bless you on Armed Forces Day. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: May. 18, 2013
 

- KIDOFTHE80S
 Added: Apr. 15, 2013
 
God bless you throughout Spring, the Season when all Life is renewed. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Apr. 11, 2013
 

- Lance
 Added: Apr. 9, 2013
 

- westgate
 Added: Apr. 6, 2013
 

- Bluejean♥Blessed w/Memories
 Added: Apr. 3, 2013
 
God bless you on St Patrick's Day (early). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Mar. 13, 2013
 

- MadelineS
 Added: Feb. 23, 2013
 
Thank you for your service to our nation.
- Paull B. Gunderson
 Added: Feb. 14, 2013
 
"Here's to Us and Those like Us!" God bless you. Rest in Peace.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Feb. 13, 2013
 
God bless you. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jan. 31, 2013
 

- Sharon
 Added: Jan. 6, 2013
 
Happy New Year (belated)! God bless you throughout 2013! Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jan. 2, 2013
 

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Jan. 2, 2013
 

- Jordie
 Added: Dec. 30, 2012
 
Rest in peace and God bless. You were a man for all seasons. I just finished reading "The River of Doubt" and was touched by the way you risked your own life in order to look after your father
- charles white
 Added: Dec. 27, 2012
 
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