Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Robinsons in:
 • Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
 • San Antonio
 • Bexar County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
James E. Robinson, Jr
Birth: Jul. 10, 1918
Death: Apr. 6, 1945

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) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Vina Elizabeth Crawson Organ (1922 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section T Site 98
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9790
James E. Robinson, Jr
Added by: Anonymous
 
James E. Robinson, Jr
Added by: CynC
 
James E. Robinson, Jr
Added by: David N. Lotz
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014

- Cheryll Cotten
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014

- sjm
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014
There are 119 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.5 after 44 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service