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A photograph of George Seanor Robb and Lt. Stanley Adams, both Congressional Medal of Honor winners. Robb from Assaria, Kansas, entered the army in 1917 after graduating from Columbia University and teaching briefly in Great Bend, Kansas. He was assigned to the 369th Infantry Regiment, an African American regiment comprised of New York National Guardsmen from Harlem. On the night of Sept. 29th, 1918, Robb was wounded while leading an assault near Sechault, France. His actions that evening displayed such heroism that, along with the Congressional Medal of Honor, Robb was awarded the Purple Heart. In 1935, Robb was appointed to Kansas State Auditor and served until 1961. Lt. Stanley Adams, from Desoto, Kansas, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Korean War. Then Sergeant Adams led his platoon into a fierce battle with 250 well armed North Korean troops. He was hit in the leg by a bullet but continued on only to be knocked down four more times by the concussion of exploding grenades. Adams got up and charged the Communist positions, swinging his rifle butt and using his bayonet. After nearly an hour of hand-to hand combat, the Chinese retreated, leaving behind more than 50 dead. Adams remained in the Army until 1970, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He later held an administrative position with the Internal Revenue Service in Alaska.

Date: Between 1954 and 1956

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Item Number: 213092
Call Number: B Robb, George S. *10
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213092

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