Also interred at Fort Richardson is Major Kermit Roosevelt, who was the son of President Theodore Roosevelt. Kermit had originally served with the British Army in WWII, but fought for the US when they entered the war. He was famous for accompanying pilots on their missions around Aleutian Islands and for getting Alaskan tribesmen to join a regional militia. A memorial stone gateway was constructed in 1949 to honor Major Roosevelt. Another notable person interred at Fort Richardson is Medal of Honor winner Staff Sergeant James Leroy Bondsteel. Bondsteel served the US Army during the Vietnam War.