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Captain Roosevelt in Trench 14 Hours After Being Wounded

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For 14 hours after he was wounded in action with the American forces in France on March 13, Captain Archibald Roosevelt '17 lay in a muddy trench under fire, suffering great agony from a shrapnel wound in the knee and a broken arm, according to a letter received by Dr. Joshuah Hartwell. The letter contains the first definite news regarding the extent of Captain Roosevelt's wounds and the circumstances under which they were received.

Roosevelt, the letter explains, was wounded at 5 o'clock in the morning, but until 7 o'clock that night the heavy German artillery fire made it impossible to remove him with any degree of safety. At the hospital it was found that his left arm had been broken and that shrapnel had entered his left kneecap. An operation, however, has put him in excellent condition.

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