Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt, a pilot with the 95th “Kicking Mule” Aero Squadron of the 1st Pursuit Group, was a natural leader. The youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt, Quentin was often described as the child most like his father. When he was killed in action on July 14, 1918, he was just 20 years old.
Nearly 90 years after his death, Quentin’s memory lives on. Members of the Theodore Roosevelt Association traveled to France in June 2007 to rededicate a recently refurbished memorial fountain, originally placed in Chamery in 1919 by former first lady Edith Roosevelt in her son’s honor. On hand for the rededication were several Roosevelt cousins, two dozen association members, Chamery’s mayor and an honor guard.