Today RIX Industries honors the legacy of Medal of Honor Recipient and American Hero, Tibor Rubin, who passed away at age 86 on December 5, 2015.Although preserving the stories and legacies of our war heroes is no small feat, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society has continued to uphold the Medal of Honor’s legacy by honoring the courage, sacrifice, patriotism, and integrity of Tibor Rubin.
After losing his parents and two sisters in the Holocaust, Rubin was liberated from concentration camps and immigrated to America in 1948. Rubin joined the US Army in 1950. During his service to the US Military, Corporal Tibor Rubin performed many heroic acts for his fellow soldier in the name of freedom. While in the Army, he assisted with the successful withdrawal of his unit against a superior enemy force, remarkably defending a hill for over 24 hours single-handedly. From 1950 to 1953, Rubin assisted fellow injured POWs survive whileimprisoned in Korea. After a review of the military records of Jewish-American veterans whose heroism might have been overlooked, Corporal Tibor Rubin was awarded the Medal of Honor by President George W. Bush on September 23, 2005.
“Tibor was a very sweet man, who I had the honor knowing through the MVAT Foundation,” says George Wood, MVAT Board Member and Executive Vice President of RIX Industries. “People should know Tibor’s story of inspirational valor, especially during the holidays – a time to give thanks and celebrate family, tradition, and our nation’s heroes. Not many survivors of the Holocaust can say that they went on to become a US Soldier, but only [Tibor] can claim he did it andreceived the Medal of Honor for Valor for his heroic service in Korea. I will forever be grateful for knowing him. On behalf of the MVAT Foundation and RIX Industries, I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”
To learn more about the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and Tibor Rubin, please visit http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/medal-of-honor-recipient-tibor-rubin-passes-away-at-86-300189044.html.