Washington DC: March 3, 1922. Manuscript. On Navy Department stationery. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt writes to R. W. G. Vail, enclosing a letter for his action. Watermarked paper;. Very good. Item #16971
Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt III (September 13, 1887 – July 12, 1944), known as Theodore Jr., was an American government, business and military leader. He was the eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt. Roosevelt was instrumental in the forming of the American Legion in 1919 following his valiant service in the United States Army during World War I. He later served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of Puerto Rico (1929–32), Governor-General of the Philippines (1932–33), Chairman of the Board of American Express Company, Vice-President at Doubleday Books. Returning to the Army in 1940, he led the first wave of troops at Utah Beach during the Normandy landings in 1944, earning the Medal of Honor for his command. He died in France 36 days later, holding the rank of Brigadier General.