From The Santa Fe New Mexican
June 15, 1964: Las Vegas, N.M. — A survivor of Teddy Roosevelt’s famed Rough Riders, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that “we were just a mob that went up a hill.” This description of the charge up Kettle Hill at San Juan was offered by Jesse D. Langdon, 84, of East Rockaway, N.Y., chairman of the Association of Roosevelt Rough Riders. Langdon was one of four survivors of the Rough Riders who met here Sunday for a reunion. The others were Frank C. Brito, 86, Las Cruces, N.M.; Charles Hopping, 91, Long Beach, Calif.; and Arthur L. Tuttle, 84, Salinas, Calif.
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