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James E. Robinson, Jr
Birth: Jul. 10, 1918
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1945, Germany

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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Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section T Site 98
GPS (lat/lon): 29.4778, -98.4301
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Record added: Jun 04, 2000
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