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Grave of Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt, buried by Germans where he fell
Grave of Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt, buried by Germans where he fell
TitleGrave of Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt, buried by Germans where he fell
Date of Original191-?
DescriptionSoldier standing beside wood fence enclosing the grave to Quentin Roosevelt. A simple and more elaborate cross are at the head with floral displays in the front corners of the enclosure.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectMilitary
Subject (LCTGM)Graves
Monuments & memorials
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1914-1918 - Casualties
World War, 1914-1918 - Monuments
Personal NameRoosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918
Organization NameUnited States. Army. Aero Squadron, 95th
LocationReims (France)
Item Number2030.8.14
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 18 cm.
Publisher of OriginalKeystone View Company
Transcription"Grave of Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt. This lonely grave on a broad plain hard by the little village of Chamery, near the city of Reims, in France, will ever be sacred to American young manhood because it contains the remains of one who embodied in his own person to an eminent degree those qualities of heart and soul which led so many thousands of them to cross the seas, and to face for their country's sake death and mutilation in a foreign land. Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest of Theodore Roosevelt's children, a lieutenant in the 95th American Aero Squadron, First Pursuit Group, fell in single combat with a more experienced adversary, at Chamery, near Reims, on July 14, 191[8]. Although new to the flying game he had but three days before won the Croix de Guerre by a daring exploit typical of the man. While scouting over the German lines he became separated from his companions and, on dropping through a patch of cloud, found himself in the rear of six German machines. Prudence dictated an about face and retreat, but it was never Roosevelt's way, to retreat, and he resolved to attack. When within shooting distance he opened on them with his machine gun and had the satisfaction of seeing one of the enemy lurch to a side and fall. Instantly veering in a wide arc he flew for the Allied lines, pursued by the five remaining German planes. Bullets flew overhead and on every side, but fortunate was with him that day and he escaped without a wound. One of our own doughboys, in the cap and ulster we so well remember, stands by Lieutenant Roosevelt's grave in silent tribute to the dead, as many Americans will stand in the years to come" - Text printed on back of stereograph.
V19225" - Printed on front and back.
NotesTitle printed on front of stereograph.
Photographer unknown.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionWorld War I Stereograph Collection 2030
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2030.8.14)
Digital IDrs001028
Original SourcePhotographic print
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