Lead: Theodore Roosevelt's leadership of the Rough Riders in Cuba during the Spanish-American War was the fulfillment of the dreams of a man craving action and the defining moment of his political career.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: The Rough Riders were an unlikely collection of cowboys, Indians, roughnecks, and eastern aristocrats recruited by Roosevelt himself. In early May 1898 they assembled in San Antonio and begin their training. The great man arrived on May 15 and while some of the men were skeptical at first they soon changed their minds. One remembered him, "he is nervous, energetic, virile.  He may wear out someday, but he will never rust out."

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