Griebe, Robert Edmund, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1917-1919, 28th Division
Service Years
1917 - 1919


Second Lieutenant

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Griebe, Robert Edmund, 2LT.
Contact Info
Home Town
Manhatten, New York
Last Address
Brooklyn, New York

Date of Passing
Jan 13, 1969
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
2C, 2021

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Wound Chevron (1917-1932) French Fourragere WWI Discharge Pin (Wounded)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
2nd Lt, Co. G, 110th Infantry, 28th Division, WWI, formerly of Co. E, 305th Division. Professional basketball player for the Fort Wayne Hoosiers. 


Lt. Robert Griebe, 426 46th St, of Co. G, 110th Inf., formerly of Co. E 305th Inf., received his commission in France. He graduated from the Officers' Training School at Camp Upton. He writes: "We were held up by a machine gun nest for a long while and it was so located that we could not pass until it was knocked ou. Our major picked on me to take some men and get the Dutch out. I started off with a few men. We got along alright and crawled up on them. We arrived at one spot where we were on one side of a wall and they were on the other. I told my men (5 of them) that the only thing to do was to hop over and surprise them, so over we went and it was funny. I landed astride of the gun and although as much surprised as the gunner who was operating the gun, I had presence of mind enough to shoot him. The boys disposed of the rest of them. (I think there were 8 others) and for that the French with whom our outfit was working handed me the Croix de Guerre with palm. I got a machine gun bullet in the leg before we got there and went back for a few weeks rest. Those French hand you a decoration for almost anything." ~Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 19, 1919.

Served overseas April 16, 1918-May 2, 1919.

Engagements: Meuse-Argonne; St. Mihiel

After the war, Bob became a professional basketball player for the Fort Wayne Hoosiers of the ABL.

1926-1927 Stats: 23 G, 12 FG, 31 FT, 55 TP, 2.4 PPG

1927-1928 Stats: 43 G, 20 FG, 16 FT, 56 TP, 1.3 PPG
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28th Division
  1917-1919, 28th Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/St. Mihiel Campaign
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