You are invited to cover and take part in the 1st Cavalry Division’s Medal of Honor Transfer ceremony on Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. on Cooper Field, Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas, in honor of 3-8 CAV Trooper, Corporal Tibor Rubin.
During this event, Cpl. Rubin’s family including his daughter, nephew and niece, will donate the Medal of Honor he was originally presented by President George W. Bush during a White House ceremony on Sept. 25, 2005 to the 1st Cavalry Division headquarters.
This original medal will be displayed inside of the headquarters as part of a new heritage display to respectfully honor Cpl. Rubin’s legacy and service and to increase awareness and appreciation among newer members of the First Team for the division’s heroes.
Cpl. Rubin’s family members plan to travel to Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) to take part in the ceremony and receive a tour of CAV country including the 1st CAV Horse Detachment and the 3-8 CAV and the 1st CAV division headquarters building.
The family will also have an opportunity to walk around one of Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos)’s newest structures, the National Mounted Warrior Museum, and view newly completed heritage displays around the 1st Cavalry Division headquarters to honor the historical artifacts previously displayed at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum that is now closed.
Cpl. Tibor Rubin was awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism during the period from July 23, 1950 to April 20, 1953. He is the only Holocaust survivor to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
For additional information on Cpl. Rubin and the actions he performed during the Korean War to earn the Medal of Honor, please check out the Army.mil links below:
Cpl. Rubin biography: https://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/rubin/citation/printable.html
Cpl. Rubin Medal of Honor citation: https://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/rubin/citation/printable.html
Interview with Corporal Tibor Rubin (MoH Recipient): https://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/rubin/video/rubin.html
The 1st Cavalry Division proudly recognizes 43 Medal of Honor Recipients who served among the division’s ranks from its inception through the Global War
on Terrorism along Legend’s Way located behind the division headquarters building. Cpl. Rubin’s placard is located near the Howze Theater.
Media desiring to cover this event must RSVP to Master Sgt. Miriam Espinoza at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on Jun. 22.
A public affairs representative will meet the media at the south parking lot of Marvin Leath Visitors Center located on T. J. Mills Blvd. at 9 a.m. for an escort to the event.
If you are unable to physically attend the ceremony, you may check out our live stream of the event on Facebook or share the 1st Cavalry Division’s social media content and news story which will be posted at the links below: