National Geographic : 1957 Jun
745 + Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Decorates Her Husband's Grave in Normandy All four sons of President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt saw war service. Theodore Jr., the eldest, took part in both World Wars. As a brigadier general, he landed in Normandy with the first wave of infantry, succumbing to a heart attack some weeks later. For gallantry and leadership under fire, he received posthumously the Medal of Honor, highest U. S. military award. His brother Quentin, a flyer lost in action over France in 1918, lies at left. Kermit, another brother, gave his life on active duty in Alaska in 1943. The fourth and only surviving son, Archibald, served as a lieutenant colonel of infantry in the southwest Pacific.