Class of 1934
Hall of Honor 1984
Robert L. Kriz entered the military in 1940 and served as a member of the Combat Infantry during World War II. He received more than ten decorations and citations for distinguished service on the African and European fronts, including the Purple Heart. His military pursuits were described in more than five publications.
In 1945 Kriz entered private business and established himself in five states. After his retirement, Kriz was elected mayor of Grand Island.
Mr. Kriz played a significant role in the recovery efforts after the tornadoes of June 3, 1980, and in the establishment of Grand Island as an All-American City for the third time.