Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Grand Trivia Question #7 (Answered by Jane)

D-Day Brass

Henry Fonda played the part of our mystery person
in the movie,
The Longest Day.

Who was the highest ranking American officer to wade ashore in Normandy in the first wave of attack on D-Day, June 6, 1944? By the way, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor that day and was one-half of the only father/son pair in the invading forces on the "Longest Day".

Update: Cousin Jane wins the prize! The Answer is below.

Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
Gen. Roosevelt's son, Quentin, also participated in the D-Day invasion. His father, the late President, was also awarded the Medal of Honor -- Posthumously for his charge up that San Juan hill in the
Spanish-American War.

Check it out here.


Blogger JBL said...

My first guess is Patton but I reserve the right to come back with another guess!

1:04 PM  
Blogger JBL said...

My second guess is Teddy Roosevelt, III. This is after doing some research and not having a great deal of success.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Terrell said...

Congratulations, Jane!!
Yes it's Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. His son, Quentin Roosevelt was elsewhere on the beaches at Normandy.

2:01 PM  
Blogger JBL said...

Well, I will have to confess I did some research to find the answer. I found it very interesting to read about Teddy. Keep the trivia is so much fun!

4:20 PM  

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