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George Seanor Robb

George Seanor Robb
Date: Between 1917 and 1918
A portrait of George Seanor Robb, Purple Heart and Congressional Medal of Honor winner, from Assaria, Kansas. He entered the Army in 1917 after graduating from Columbia University and teaching briefly in Great Bend, Kansas. Robb was assigned to the 369th Infantry Regiment, an African American regiment comprised of New York National Guardsmen from Harlem. On the night of September 29th, 1918, George was wounded while leading an assault near Sechault, France. In 1935, he was appointed to Kansas State Auditor and served until 1961. He was elected to the office twelve successive terms.


George Seanor Robb and Stanley T. Adams

George Seanor Robb and Stanley T. Adams
Date: Between 1954 and 1956
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 September 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 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.


Purple Heart

Purple Heart
Date: 1932
Purple Heart military medal awarded to George Robb for wounds received during WWI. Originally from Assaria, Kansas, Robb trained as a teacher at Park College in Missouri and attended Columbia University in New York. During the war he was assigned as a lieutenant to the 369th Infantry Regiment, an African-American regiment comprised of New York National Guardsmen from Harlem. On September 29, 1918, George was wounded while leading an assault near Sechault, France. His actions that evening displayed such heroism that, along with the Purple Heart, George was awarded the Medal of Honor. Following the war, he worked as a postmaster in Salina and served as the Kansas State Auditor.


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