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Carl Robbins

Date of death: 1920
Place of Birth: Tennessee, Blount County
Home of record: Concord Tennessee
Status: KIA


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Siberian Intervention

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant Carl Robbins, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with Company M, 27th Infantry, 33d Division, A.E.F. (Siberia), in action at Posolskaya, Siberia, 10 January 1920. When his platoon was attacked in the night by an armored train, Sergeant Robbins climbed up on the engine of the armored train in the face of pistol and machine-gun fire and hurled a grenade into the cab, which rendered the engine incapable of further operation, losing his life by his gallant conduct.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 35 (1920)

Action Date: January 10, 1920

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company M

Regiment: 27th Infantry

Division: American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia)