Garyson, Jr., Cary T.
February 1974
American Heritage;Feb1974, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p78
The article discusses the order of President Theodore Roosevelt in requiring Army and Navy officers to either walk 50 miles or to ride a hundred miles in 3 consecutive days. It offers an overview of how the president proved that the physical training can be done by doing the task himself. Having proven that such training can be done, the policy was continued from his administration until the World War I.


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