During the World War I (1917-1918), past President
Theodore Roosevelt, thought the deaf can fight in the
He wanted to form again a group called the Rough Riders.
This past group fought in the Spanish-American War
(1898). He asked for deaf volunteers to join the new
Rough Riders.
Many deaf volunteers signed up for the new Rough
Riders group, and were ready to fight in World
War I.
President Woodrow Wilson turned down Roosevelt’s