Tibor Rubin: Portrait of Valor

It took 55 years for this Holocaust survivor and unsung hero to get the Medal of Honor.

Comments (14)

(14) Gene Denney, September 10, 2014 10:03 PM

additional honor for Cpl. Rubin

American Legion Aircraft Post 581 hereby proposes

hororary Life Membership to Cpl. Rubin. Official Post

documents will be sent him. Please provide his

mailing address. Gene Denney, Post Adjutant

(13) Wilton Sekzer, February 25, 2012 5:56 PM

Jews and the Medal of Honor

It should be noted that Tibor is one of only two living Jewish recipients of the Medal of Honor; the other being Col. Jack Jacobs who received his MOH for action during the Vietnam War. Since Tibor's story is one of blatant anti-Semitism, one has to wonder how many other Jewish servicemen were denied our nation's highest award due to their religious adherence. Hundreds of Jews were awarded the DSC and the Silver Star in WWII and the following conflicts. Is it reasonable to believe that there are those among that number who should have been considered for the MOH? What is being done about it?

(12) John Hirsch, February 24, 2012 6:54 PM

I am proud, I have know many Rubins, I am from Transylvania originall

Tibor is a Hungarian; my Mother,OBM, survived with one lung 65! My Father was also a Holocaust survivor. My Grandparents, both on my mother's and father's side were exterminated at Auschwitz; I know what means to be child of survivors!

(11) Chaim, February 23, 2012 12:57 AM


What did he fight for? Today, the Chinese Communists are all of our economic masters. But, B"H, Hashem protected him.

(10) Irene from south korea, February 22, 2012 6:30 AM

Thank you Mr.Rubin

I'm a South korean. We were given freedom on exchange for other's unaccountable sacrifice I'll remember this story and tell everybody Thank you, Aish.com as always

(9) Saul Pillai, February 22, 2012 2:14 AM


I’m in awe and was moved to tears. You are indeed a hero Mr. Rubin and I loved the last part when you said “I have shalom”…

(8) Anonymous, February 21, 2012 5:36 PM

Tibor Rubin

Deeply touched by this story, first a Holocuast Survivor, then a unsung hero for the American forces. Thank You Sir you are not forgotten. Shalom

(7) Menachem, February 19, 2012 10:56 PM

the army and Pentagon prevented his award for 55 years

THIS article is EVEN BETTER THAN THE FILM http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1486578/posts More on his heroic acts http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/rubin/citation/printable.html

(6) Jozsef Sziklai, February 19, 2012 8:08 PM

G.D Protection

Blessing from a Hungarian Yehudi ...

(5) Annette, February 19, 2012 8:01 PM

Excellent archive to have!

BUT it raises many questions about the Americans around him and what should be the consequences - even after 55 years! If Tibor was able to be credited with a medal after 55 years, then his Sargeant or commanding officer(s) should also be accountable for their actions

(4) redtate, February 19, 2012 5:03 PM

great story

Love this man, what a hero, what a sad and disgusting Sargent he had, but to God's Glory he came out ahead in spite of the prejudice of his Sargent. He saved many lives and survived against all odds both in Korea and in Germany. My deceased brother was a Korean War Veteran.

(3) Anonymous, February 19, 2012 4:47 PM

May G-d Continue to Bless Tibor Rubin

Surely it is impossible not to be moved by this story. This man is a role model whose story should continue to be told.

(2) Yael, February 19, 2012 3:41 PM

What an inspiration. That there are people like Tibor Rubin walking on this Earth; this is a gift from Hashem.

(1) Alan S., February 19, 2012 11:41 AM

Extremely moving and inspirational. Here is one of very few men (or women) that should be feted down the "Canyon of Heroes".


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