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1LT James E. Robinson, Jr

1LT James E. Robinson, Jr

Birth
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Death 6 Apr 1945 (aged 26)
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section T Site 98
Memorial ID 9790 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in in Toledo, Ohio, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 861st Field Artillery Battalion, 63rd Infantry Division, U S Army. On April 6, 1945, Lieutenant Robinson was a field artillery observer attached to Company A, 253rd Infantry, at Untergriesheim, Germany. After eight hours of fighting the company lost its commanding officer and nearly all of its enlisted men. Lieutenant Robinson took over command of the unit, led his men in a charge against the objective and killed ten of the enemy in an assault. Ordered to seize the town, he led his men forward in the advance, was mortally wounded in the throat, but refused medical attention and continued to direct artillery fire. After the town was taken he walked nearly two miles to an aid station, where he died. For intrepid leadership responsible for the success of the mission against tremendous odds, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 4 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT James E. Robinson, Jr (10 Jul 1918–6 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9790, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .