Heroes: An Overdue Honor

An Overdue Honor

The New Guinea jungle, 1942: waves of Japanese soldiers are assaulting a U.S. position. For 21 hours straight, Army Sergeant David Rubitsky blasts away at the attackers with a .30-cal. machine gun, a .45-cal. pistol, a rifle and grenades. The smoke clears. Single-handed, Rubitsky, 25, has killed or wounded 500 to 600 of the enemy. After examining the scene, company commander J.M. Stehling recommends Rubitsky for the Congressional Medal of Honor. Stehling's commander, Lieut. Colonel Herbert Smith, approves and relays the word to his superior, Colonel John W. Mott. "You mean a Jew for the Congressional Medal of Honor?" Mott replies....

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