Tibor Rubin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Tibor Rubin

United States Army Medal of Honor recipient

Date of Birth: 18-Jun-1929

Place of Birth: Pásztó, Nógrád County, Hungary

Date of Death: 05-Dec-2015

Profession: military personnel

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Tibor Rubin

  • Tibor "Ted" Rubin (June 18, 1929 – December 5, 2015) was a Hungarian-born United States Army soldier.
  • A Holocaust survivor who emigrated to the United States in 1948, he fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the war, as a combatant and a prisoner of war (POW). Rubin received the award from President George W.
  • Bush on September 23, 2005, 55 years after the Korean war.
  • Rubin was repeatedly nominated for various military decorations, but was overlooked because of antisemitism by a superior.
  • Fellow soldiers who filed affidavits supporting Rubin's nomination for the Medal of Honor said that Rubin's sergeant "was an anti-Semite who gave Rubin dangerous assignments in hopes of getting him killed".
  • In November, 2016, President Obama signed legislation renaming the Long Beach California VA Medical Center after Rubin.

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