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Capt Theodore P Robie

Capt Theodore P Robie

Harvard University - 1938

137th Infantry Regiment - Medical Detachment

Theodore Parks Robie, son of Edward and Agnes (Purcell) Robie, was born in Copper Cliff, Canada on August 15, 1917. His parents were American citizens. The family moved to New York sometime before 1920. He registered for the draft on October 16, 1940. At the time he was attending Harvard University Medical School. Prior to his induction into the Army, he was a Doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital. Captain Theodore P Robie, M.D. served in the Medical Detachment, 137th Infantry Regiment as Assistant Surgeon of the Second Battalion. He was awarded a Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action September 12, 1944 during a crossing of the Moselle River. He was killed in action on September 19, 1944 when his vehicle hit a mine about 10 miles east of Nancy, France. He is buried at Upper Lisle Cemetery, Triangle, New York.

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Silver Star Medal (Posthumous) Citation
Captain Theodore P Robie, O475651, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action in the Moselle River sector near * * * , France, 12 September 1944. When the Second and Third Battalions, 137th Infantry, had established a bridgehead on the east bank of the Moselle River, numerous casualties lay exposed to the continuing intense fire of a determined enemy advantageously situated on ground above the east bank. Captain Robie, medical officer attached to the second battalion, on duty at the battalion aid station on the west bank of the river, proceeded across the river with a four-man litter squad in order to evacuate the wounded. He made many trips across to the east bank while the river was raked by enemy fire, wading in deep water and holding the stretchers above his head in order to keep dry the stretcher-borne wounded. Captain Robie was killed in a later action. His gallantry in action, his personal courage and disregard for safety in his zealous devotion to duty, reflect credit upon his character as an officer and upon the Medical Corps of the Army. Entered military service from Massachusetts.
General Orders No. 43, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 11 October 1944

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