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First Name: George

Last Name: Robinson

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: IL
Middle Name: T.

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 23 February 1944

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Years Served:
George T. Robinson

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


George T. Robinson
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

From 16-23 February 1944, Second Lieutenant George T. Robinson was serving with the 158th Field Artillery Battalion, 45th Infantry Division, Fifth U.S. Army.

2LT Robinson’s unit was in action against German forces in the Aprilia Sector, at Aprilia, Italy. On 16 February, a major German attack struck the 45th Division and nearly broke through the 179th Infantry on 18 February. However, U.S. Army Ranger leader Colonel William Orlando Darby was sent to assume command of the 157th Infantry, and the Germans were repulsed. 2LT Robinson’s courageous actions and extraordinary heroism during that time earned him, at the cost of his life, the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals and Awards

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Arrowhead Pin and 3 Bronze Stars
World War II Victory Medal

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Second Lieutenant George T. Robinson (ASN: 0-1178952), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 158th Field Artillery Battalion, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 16 to 22 February 1944. Second Lieutenant Robinson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 102 (1944)


Second Lieutenant George T. Robinson is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy, in Plot J, Row 2, Grave 23.


Honoree ID: 207074   Created by: MHOH




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