Amplexi et Osculi

Celebrating the ongoing life

Posts tagged Honor

3 notes

In addition to the animal mascots, we had two or three small boys who had also been adopted by the regiment. One, from Tennessee, was named Dabney Royster. When we embarked at Tampa he smuggled himself on board the transport with a 22-calibre rifle and three boxes of cartridges, and wept bitterly when sent ashore. The squadron which remained behind adopted him, got him a little Rough Rider’s uniform, and made him practically one of the regiment.
Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders

Filed under boys honor Spanish-American War Rough Riders Theodore Roosevelt