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First Name: Tobin

Last Name: Rote

Birthplace: San Antonio, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: C.

Date of Birth: 21 January 1893

Date of Death: 12 September 1950

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served: 1917-1919
Tobin Cornelius Rote

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Tobin Cornelius Rote

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders 98 (1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Tobin C. Rote, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Fey-en-Haye, France, 12 September 1918.
Lieutenant Rote displayed daring in rushing machine-gun emplacements in the path of his platoon. Single-handed he captured crews and emplacements of enemy machine guns.

On 2 July 1919 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with gilt star.

On 17 February 1920 awarded the Belgian Ordre de la Couronne (chevalier).

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315920   Created by: drjones46




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