Quentin Roosevelt

Quentin Roosevelt I (November 19, 1897 – July 14, 1918) was the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt. Inspired by his father and siblings, he joined the United States Army Air Service where he became a pursuit pilot during World War I.[1] He was killed in aerial combat over France on Bastille Day (July 14), 1918. He is the only child of a U.S. president to have died in combat.[2]

Quentin Roosevelt
Lt. Quentin Roosevelt in the 95th Aero Squadron, WWI in France.
Born(1897-11-19)November 19, 1897
Washington, D.C.
DiedJuly 14, 1918(1918-07-14) (aged 20)
Chamery, near Coulonges-en-Tardenois, France
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1917–1918
RankSecond Lieutenant
Unit95th Aero Squadron
Battles/warsWorld War I 
AwardsCroix De Guerre with palm
Purple Heart

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