Shot in the chest

Post image for Military Anecdote Day. Even A Bullet To The Chest Couldn’t Stop Teddy Roosevelt From Delivering A Speech.

In 1913, Theodore Roosevelt was campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when a crazed anarchist shop keeper, John Schrank sought him out. They were in front of the Gilpatrick Hotel when Chrank fired a .32 directly at Roosevelt’s heart. The round was stopped by a steel glasses case and a 50 page manuscript and thus inflicted only […]