Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
General Roscoe Robinson Jr.
First African-American Four Star General
—in the United States Army —
St. Louis, Missouri
Commissioned: 01 Jun 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)
27 May 1995
Commander, 2nd Battalion,
7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division
Commander, 2nd Brigade,
82nd Airborne Division
Commanding General, U.S. Army Garrison, Okinawa, Japan
Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division
Commanding General, U.S. Army Japan / IX Corps
U.S. Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Korea · Vietnam
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
Location. 39° 20.784′ N, 94° 55.147′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on Grant Avenue near Smith Lake, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Monument is on the Circle of Firsts at the Buffalo Soldiers Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Colin L. Powell (a few steps from this marker); BG Benjamin H. Grierson (within shouting distance of this marker); 555th Parachute Infantry Company (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buffalo Soldier Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd and 44th U.S. Volunteer Infantries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Meriwether Lewis (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain William Clark (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
Also see . . .
1. General Roscoe Robinson, Jr.
2. General Roscoe Robinson, Jr., Distinguished USMA Alumni.
3. General Roscoe Robinson, Jr., Profiles of Bravery.
Categories. • African Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam •
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