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Robert Edmund "Bob" Griebe
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1895
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1969
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Professional basketball player for the Fort Wayne Hoosiers of the ABL.
1926-1927 Stats: 23 G, 12 FG, 31 FT, 55 TP, 2.4 PPG
1927-1928 Stats: 43 G, 20 FG, 16 FT, 56 TP, 1.3 PPG

World War One Croix de Guerre recipient.

2nd Lt, Co. G, 110th Infantry, 28th Division, WWI, formerly of Co. E, 305th Division.

LT. GRIEBE DECORATED FOR DESTROYING NEST
Lt. Robert Griebe, 426 46th St, of Co. G, 110th Inf., formerly of Co. E 305th Inf., received his commission in France. He graduated from the Officers' Training School at Camp Upton. He writes: "We were held up by a machine gun nest for a long while and it was so located that we could not pass until it was knocked ou. Our major picked on me to take some men and get the Dutch out. I started off with a few men. We got along alright and crawled up on them. We arrived at one spot where we were on one side of a wall and they were on the other. I told my men (5 of them) that the only thing to do was to hop over and surprise them, so over we went and it was funny. I landed astride of the gun and although as much surprised as the gunner who was operating the gun, I had presence of mind enough to shoot him. The boys disposed of the rest of them. (I think there were 8 others) and for that the French with whom our outfit was working handed me the Croix de Guerre with palm. I got a machine gun bullet in the leg before we got there and went back for a few weeks rest. Those French hand you a decoration for almost anything." ~Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 19, 1919.

Served overseas April 16, 1918-May 2, 1919.

Engagements: Meuse-Argonne; St. Mihiel


After the war, Bob became a professional basketball player for the Fort Wayne Hoosiers of the ABL.

 
 
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  Ethel Maria Kellam Griebe (1897 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
East Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: 2C, 2021
 
Maintained by: Sean Briody
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 03, 2000
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Robert Edmund Bob Griebe
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Robert Edmund Bob Griebe
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Robert Edmund Bob Griebe
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