American Jewish soldier to receive Medal of Honor

President Bush announced Wednesday:

“One of the greatest Jewish soldiers America has ever known is Tibor Rubin. After surviving the Holocaust and the Nazi death camp, this young man came to America. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. He was severely wounded and was later captured by the enemy.”

“For two-and-a-half years, he survived in a POW camp. He risked his life for his fellow soldiers nearly every night by smuggling extra food for those who were ill – a skill he had learned in the Nazi camps – and because of his daring, as many as 40 American lives were saved.”

“Next week, I will bestow upon this great patriot our nation’s highest award for bravery, the Medal of Honor.”

Folks, were Tibor Rubin and 137 other soldiers denied the Medal of Honor because of Anti-Semitism? Tom Tugend, of Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, writes should Rubin receive all the medals for which he has been recommended, he would become the most decorated American soldier of the Korean War.

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