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First Name: George

Last Name: Robb

Birthplace: Assaria, KS, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Salina, KS
Middle Name: Seanor

Date of Birth: 18 May 1887

Date of Death: 14 May 1972

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
George Seanor Robb

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


George Seanor Robb

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

World War I

First Lieutenant George Seanor Robb (18 May 1887 - 14 May 1972) was a U.S. Army officer who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during World War I.

Robb was born in Assaria, KS, on 18 May 1887. He entered into Army service at Salina, KS.

Medal of Honor:

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 369th Infantry, 93rd Division.

Place and date: Near Sechault, France, 29-30 September 1918.

Citation: 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.

Death and Burial

First Lieutenant George Seanor Robb died on 14 May 1972 in Topeka, KS. He is buried at Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina, KS.

Honoree ID: 1813   Created by: MHOH




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