Born May 21, 1892 in New York, A.G. Robinson served with distinction in the U.S. Navy from June, 1909 until June, 1951. He was commanding officer of the USS Marblehead at the outbreak of WWII and inspired her crew to save the ship following the February 4, 1942 attacks, and to bring her home to Brooklyn Naval Yard. He retired a Vice Admiral.
CAPTAIN ROBINSON CITED
Following is the Citation of Captain Arthur Granville Robinson, U. S. Navy, by the Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox for the President:
"For distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U. S. S. Marblehead on February 4, 1942, during an engagement with superior Japanese enemy forces. While subject to heavy bombing by enemy aircraft, during which his ship suffered severe damage from two direct hits and one near miss, the personnel under his command strenuously engaged a large attacking force of Japanese bombing planes, and by effective use of the anti-aircraft batteries, destroyed two enemy planes and inflicted damage on others. The excellent seamanship displayed by Captain Robinson combined with the prompt and effective actions of his well trained officers and crew resulted in saving his badly damaged and crippled ship." - Taken from "COUGAR SCREAM", published weekly aboard the USS Washington for the good of the ship and the service.
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