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  •  Just a side note about Pres. Roosevelt (2+ / 0-)
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    Devilstower, oscarsmom

    FDR's family has a role in who this man was as both a father & a commander-in-chief.

    Marine Corps legacy

    Brigadier General James Roosevelt, eldest son of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt died 13 August 1991 at his home in Newport Beach, California. He had served on continuous active duty with the United States Marine Corps from 1940 through 1945. He later continued his affiliation with the Marine Corps Reserve and, on 1 October 1959, was advanced to the grade of brigadier general upon retirement, having been specially commended for heroism in combat.

    If you skip the link, here's an addendum.

    He completed annual periods of active duty with the Marine Corps Reserve until his retirement, 1 October 1959, at which time he was advanced to brigadier general by reason of his combat citation. He was elected to the 84th Congress of the United States in November 1954, and served continuously from the 84th through the 89th Congresses as a Congressman from California.

    Jim Roosevelt, a true American hero, just like his father.  May he rest in peace.  Semper fidelis.

    Impeach. Convict. Imprison. End this REIGN OF MISERABLE FAILURE.

    by whl on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 01:20:25 PM PDT

    •  And just a bit more on FDRs family. (4+ / 0-)
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      Devilstower, entiel, Voxbear, oscarsmom

      Elliot Roosevelt served in the Army Air Corp during WW II & was decorated.  Promoted to Brigadier General, there was some controversy because traditionally only pilots attained such rank.  He had been a P-38 pilot, but was an aerial photographer by the time of D-Day.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., was a decorated Naval Officer during WW II.

      John A. Roosevelt served in the Navy during WW II.

      Impeach. Convict. Imprison. End this REIGN OF MISERABLE FAILURE.

      by whl on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 02:00:55 PM PDT

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