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The James S. Robinson Jr. Project
The James S. Robinson Papers
April 24, 2011
Jim Robinson to the Rescue
Summer of 1954
When the medics arrived, they were amazed at how the woman in question was being cared for and asked my dad was he a Doctor because he may have saved that woman's life. My dad replied: "that isn't important who or what I am. Just get this woman to the hospital".
Later my dad received a call from the ER doctor who stated that he actually saved the accident victim from serious injury and that the woman's family was offering my dad financial compensation which my dad refused. My dad responded that "their mother's life was more important than any amount of money." I can't recall the name of the woman who was injured.
The editor notes that James S. Robinson Jr. was a member of the Pennsylvania State Council of Civil Defense, Harrisburg, PA.
Below is my dad's Civil Defense Card, which I still have.
Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania
STATE COUNCIL OF CIVIL DEFENSE
This is to certify that
James S. Robinson, Jr.
524 Francis St.
is duly enrolled in..... City of Pittsburgh
(Name of county or local civil defense organization)
assigned for duty with the Warden............. service
County of Allegheny
Enrollment No. 86-W-5898
Date of Issue..... Nov. 19, 1956
State Director of Civil Defense