Tuesday, June 11, 2019

D-Day +75 Years-- Part 8: Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and An Accidental Shooting

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was a World War I veteran who walked with a cane, started striding up from the beach.  Meanwhile, a detachment of paratroopers attacked the de Valleville farm, where the Germans had stationed an artillery battery.

There was a firefight between the Americans and Germans.  In the confusion, Louis de Valleville's older brother Michel was shot by an American soldier who mistook him for a German.

"We cannot explain in French," Louis said.  Somehow, his family got Michel to a hospital and he survived.


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