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Not only was Ted among the first wave of soldiers to hit Omaha Beach on D-Day, he was also the only general to land on the day by sea. And at the age of 56, he was also the oldest soldier to participate in the invasion. As Roosevelts do, he survived the treacherous landing, and with the aid of his cane, patrolled the beach on a reconnaissance mission. Ted would die a month later in a covered wagon the U.S. soldiers had captured from the Germans from a heart attack. That exact day General Eisenhower had approved Ted for a promotion to major general, not knowing he had passed away. Ted received a Medal of Honor, in which he was posthumously awarded on 28 September 1944. To this day, Theodore Roosevelt and Ted Roosevelt are one of only two father-son duos to both possess the Medal of Honor.
I believe this is a relatively new shot that was recently dug up in the National Archives.