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Korean Veteran to get Medal of Honor

Korean Veteran to get Medal of Honor
By Army Public Affairs
Army News Service

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 14, 2005) -- The White House has announced that President George W. Bush will present the Medal of Honor to Cpl. Tibor Rubin in recognition of his actions in Korea from 1950 to 1953.

The Medal of Honor will be presented to Rubin during a White House ceremony, Sept. 23.

During numerous battles in Korea, Rubin’s actions with the 1st Cavalry Division to engage the enemy and tend to the wounded, were at what officials described as “careless disregard for his own safety.” In one such battle, Rubin single-handedly defended a hill, manning a machinegun for 24 hours, through the night and next morning, allowing the 8th Cavalry Regiment to successfully withdraw.

In October 1950, Chinese troops crossed the border into North Korea. During the ensuing battle, Rubin was severely wounded before being captured along with other Soldiers.

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