55 years later: Soldier gets his just reward

  1. LOS ANGELES - Tibor Rubin kept his promise to join the U.S. Army after American troops freed him from the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria during World War II.
    A Hungarian Jew, Rubin immigrated to New York after the war, joined the Army and fought as an infantryman in the Korean War. In 1951, Chinese troops captured Cpl. Rubin and other U.S. soldiers and he became a prisoner of war for 2 1/2 years.

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  3. by   Roy Fokker
    A quick note::

    -There were 464 Medals of Honor awarded during world War II.
    -3 and now 4 were awarded to members of the Jewish ethnic group / religion

    Jews were less than 2% of the population. Lets say 1.5%. This would yield 6-7 medals. There are many other factors to explain:

    - A medal may have been awarded to a Jew who has not been listed as Jewish. This is unlikely, but still a possibility.
    - The actual number of Jews may have been 1% of the population. This would place the number of medals awarded very closely to the population