George S. Robb’s Medal of Honor citation

The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR to

FIRST LIEUTENANT (INFANTRY)

GEORGE SEANOR ROBB

UNITED STATES ARMY

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

for extraordinary heroism on September 29 & 30, 1918, while serving with 369th Infantry, 93d Division, in action at Sechault, France. While leading his platoon in the assault First Lieutenant Robb was severely wounded by machinegun fire, but rather than go to the rear for proper treatment he remained with his platoon until ordered to the dressing station by his commanding officer. Returning within 45 minutes, he remained on duty throughout the entire night, inspecting his lines and establishing outposts. Early the next morning he was again wounded, once again displaying his remarkable devotion to duty by remaining in command of his platoon. Later the same day a bursting shell added two more wounds, the same shell killing his commanding officer and two officers of his company. He then assumed command of the company and organized its position in the trenches. Displaying wonderful courage and tenacity at the critical times, he was the only officer of his battalion who advanced beyond the town, and by clearing machinegun and sniping posts contributed largely to the aid of his battalion in holding their objective. His example of bravery and fortitude and his eagerness to continue with his mission despite severe wounds set before the enlisted men of his command a most wonderful standard of morale and self-sacrifice.


Born: May 18, 1887 in Assaria, Kan…. Home of Record: Salina, Kan…. Also awarded three Purple Hearts… Award presented on April 16, 1919 at
Salina, Ks. by Brig. Gen. W.H. Sage… Departed: May 14, 1972… Interred: Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina, Kan.

Author: Real American Heroes

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