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Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
The eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy Jr. didn’t let a cane stop him from storming the beach on D-Day. Roosevelt was the only General to land with the first wave of troops at Normandy and he had to fight to get there. In addition to battling arthritis, Roosevelt Jr. had a heart condition and wasn’t originally scheduled to join the troops until he insisted in a written letter to the Major General. Roosevelt helped the troops navigate an erroneous landing spot apparently exclaiming, “We have landed in the wrong place, but we will start the war from here.” To top it all off, Roosevelt Jr. wore a knit wool cap in place of the more traditional army helmet.