The Rough Riders Monument at Arlington National Cemetery was erected in 1908 in honor of the members of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry. Those familiar with American military history will recall that this regiment, commanded by Theodore Roosevelt, played a major role in the storming of San Juan Hill, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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