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George Seanor Robb
Born (1887-05-18)May 18, 1887
Died May 14, 1972(1972-05-14) (aged 84)
Place of birth Assaria, Kansas
Place of death Topeka, Kansas
Place of burial Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Kansas
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit 369th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

George Seanor Robb (May 18, 1887 – May 14, 1972) was an officer in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Robb was born in Assaria, Kansas on May 18, 1887 and died May 14, 1972 in Topeka, Kansas. He is buried in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Kansas.

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 369th Infantry, 93d Division. Place and date: Near Sechault, France, 29–30 September 1918. Entered service at: Salina, Kans. Born: 18 May 1887, Assaria, Kans. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.


While leading his platoon in the assault 1st Lt. 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 2 more wounds, the same shell killing his commanding officer and 2 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.[1]

At the time of his decoration Robb was one of only 44 Americans to have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for service during World War I.[2]

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Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "ROBB, GEORGE S.". Army of Medal of Honor website. 2009-08-03. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  2. Mid-Week Pictorial, vol. 9, no. 1 (March 6, 1919), pg. 2.
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