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Today in World War II History—July 12, 1944

Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in Normandy, July 1944 (US National Archives)

Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in Normandy, July 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—July 12, 1944: Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of the former president, dies of a heart attack in Normandy; he had landed with his troops on Utah Beach on D-day.

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