Tibor “Teddy” Rubin is the only Holocaust survivor to be awarded the Medal of Honor. He was freed from Mauthausen Concentration Camp, where his parents a sister died, by American G.I.s when World War II ended in Europe, immigrated to the United States in 1948, and joined the U.S. Army before he received his American citizenship.
Fighting in Korea in July 1950, he single-handedly fought off a North Korean assault, inflicting staggering numbers of casualties. He was later captured and risked his life to gather food for fellow prisoners. Rubin was recognized for his actions, both as a combatant and as a POW, with the U.S. military’s highest honor in 2006.
Today—Tuesday, September 29—the nonprofit Association of the United States Army has released the latest entry in its Medal of Honor graphic novel series: Medal of Honor: Tibor Rubin. You can read or download it at www.ausa.org/rubin.
September 29, 2020