Theodore Roosevelt: The unkillable President

Took a bullet to the chest, still gave his campaign speech afterwards

Just before a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Roosevelt was shot in the chest by a man hearing voices named John Schrank. The bullet hit his glasses case in his coat and passed through his speech papers, entering his chest muscle. As an enraged crowed tried to lynch Schrank, Roosevelt stopped them and told them not to hurt the man: totally ignoring the wound in his chest. Stepping back up to the podium, he proceeded to give his speech before getting medical attention. Being a veteran of many battles he knew the bullet had not entered his lungs or heart so he felt giving the speech a better use of his time. He carried the bullet in his chest the rest of his life. He was later given the Chad of the Year Award (ok I made that up). Valor is in you. Set it free.

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