Members of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. and guests in attendance were treated to two awesome speakers talking about winners of the Medal of Honor during the organization’s most recent meeting.
Maj. Gen. Larry Taylor (ret.) gave an account of Lt. Col. Ray Davis’ heroics in leading his battalion to relieve a beleaguered rifle company and seize, hold, and defend a vital mountain pass against very adverse conditions in the Korean conflict.
Professor Seymour Goodman gave another incredible account of Tibor Rubin, a Hungarian Jew who survived the Nazi labor camps and later enlisted in the U S Army. His amazing actions by himself as a private in active combat situations and as a prisoner of war in North Korean and Chinese camps were documented and why he was awarded the medal of honor 50 years later. A remarkable tale about an individual who would not give up in the most austere conditions.
The group was also excited to host Hilbert Margol, the 98-year-old Jewish veteran of the U.S. Army’s 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division living in Atlanta. His story is remarkable, too. In 1945, he and his twin brother earned the title “liberators” during the Holocaust when his unit entered Dachau, one of many German concentration camps.