Monday, July 14, 2008

Friends

This picture was taken in 1902, and shows two childhood friends playing together. The boy in the cowboy hat is Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of Teddy Roosevelt. The other child is the son of a White House steward. Quentin went on to join the Army Air Corps. He was killed on this day, July 14, in the year 1918 in a dogfight with 3 German Fokkers over France. He was loved by his family, the men he served with, and a grateful nation.

2 comments:

  1. Children don't care about skin color, it's adults who do. Would that we were more childlike.

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  2. I don't think that's a cowboy hat, but rather some other type of slouch hat, or perhaps a really early Fedora.

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