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Lieut Quentin Roosevelt
Birth: Nov. 19, 1897
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1918, France

United States Army Officer. Youngest son of 26th United States President Theodore Roosevelt. A Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War I, he was killed when his Nieuport 28 aircraft was shot down behind German lines on July 14, 1918. German soldiers placed a crude cross over his grave, near the rural French village of Chamery, near Reims. The grave subsequently underwent some revisions and was treated as a pilgrimage site by admiring US and French citizens. On July 12, 1944, Quentin's oldest brother, Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., died of a heart attack in Normandy following the invasion of France. After the war, the two brothers were buried side by side at the US Military Cemetery, Colville-ser-Mer, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. The original cross placed on Quentin's grave is now on display at the United States Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Quentin's mother, Edith Kermit Roosevelt, later had a stone monument fashioned to cover her son's grave. When Quentin was reinterred at Normandy, the stone from his grave at Chamery was moved to a location of honor on the lawn of the Roosevelt home, Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. 
 
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 Parents:
  Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)
  Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (1861 - 1948)
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (1884 - 1980)**
  Theodore Roosevelt (1887 - 1944)*
  Kermit Roosevelt (1889 - 1943)*
  Ethel Roosevelt Derby (1891 - 1977)*
  Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt (1894 - 1979)*
  Quentin Roosevelt (1897 - 1918)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Secdtion D, Row 28, Grave 46
GPS (lat/lon): 49.36091, -0.85615
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2686
Lieut Quentin Roosevelt
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God bless you and thank you for your honorable, selfless service. This We'll Defend. Rest in Peace.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
“War drew us from our homeland In the sunlit springtime of our youth. Those who did not come back alive remain  in perpetual springtime—forever young -- And a part of them is with us always.” ~Unknown~
- Wayne L. Osborne
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014
God bless you, fellow aviator. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Aug. 4, 2014
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