Honored veteran Tibor Rubin may get more recognition - a VA hospital could be named after him
GARDEN GROVE – Tibor Rubin, a Medal of Honor recipient who died last year, may soon get another honor – having the Long Beach Veterans Affairs hospital named after him.
The U.S. House last week unanimously approved a bill by Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, who represents Rubin’s hometown of Garden Grove, that would change the name of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach to the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center.
The bill moves to the Senate for approval.
“The veterans mean so much to the family and to my father,” said Rubin’s daughter, Rosie Rubin. “To have the hospital named after him is such an honor. It’s unbelievable.”
And Rubin – who survived the Holocaust and then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War – had plenty of experience receiving awards and recognition.
In 2005, he received the Medal of Honor, after years of effort by his fellow servicemen to recognize his heroics on the battlefield and in a prisoner-of-war camp.
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