Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 369th Infantry,
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.
Citation: 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.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)