The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
ROBB, GEORGE S.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army,
369th Infantry, 93d Division. Place and Date: Near Sechault, France, 29-30
September 1918. Entered Service At: Salina, Kans. Born: 18 May 1887,
Assaria, Kans. G. O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
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.