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GEN Roscoe Robinson Jr. - Fort Leavenworth KS
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N 39° 20.742 E 094° 55.180
46S E 665421 N 4356897
Quick Description: The memorial featuring a bust of General Roscoe Robinson Jr. stands proudly near the Buffalo Soldiers Monument on board Fort Leavenworth KS.
Location: United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 4:09:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMGQYQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 5

Long Description:
From Travel Kansas website: (visit link)

"When visitors arrive at the entrance to Fort Leavenworth, it typically takes about 5 minutes to get a visitor's pass. The army requires photo ID, car registration and proof of insurance. They will inform you of any restrictions to where you may go on the Fort. Only US residents are permitted to tour Fort Leavenworth."

The memorial is a bronze bust of General Roscoe Robinson Jr. placed on a hexagonal grey granite base on a paved path around Smith Lake near the Buffalo Soldiers Monument.

[crossed rifles]

MAJOR COMMANDS

Commander, 2nd Brigade
7th cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division

Commander, 2nd Brigade,
82nd Airborne Division

Commanding General,
US Army Garrison
Okinawa Japan

Commanding General,
82nd Airborne Division

Commanding General,
US Army Japan/ IX Corps

US Representative
North Atlantic Treaty
Organization

COMBAT TOURS

Korea
Vietnam

[central panel]

[Silver Army Parachutist Wings]

GENERAL ROSCOE ROBINSON JR.

First Afriocan-American
Four Star General
In the United States Army

Born: 11 Octtober 1928
St. Louis Missouri

Commissioned: 01 June 1951
United States Military Academy

Retired: 30 November 1985

Died: 22 July 1993

His legacy and your charge . . .
instill in our youth the basic
values of hard work, self-
discipline, determination, duty,
honor, and service to God
and country."
LTG Julius W. Becton Jr., USA (Ret)
Monument dedication
27 May 1995

[right panel]

[Army marksman badge]

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Distinguished
Service Medal

Distinguished Service Medal
(two awards)

Silver Star
(two awards)

Legion of Merit
(three awards)

Distinguished Flying Cross

Bronze Star Medal

Air Medal
(eleven awards)

Army Commendation Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge
(two awards)

Master Parachutist Badge
Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
27/7/365, unless the base closes to visitors


Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Monument

Visit Instructions:

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