Hall of Heroes:American Jewish Recipients of The Medal of Honor
Herb Rosenbleeth, Colonel, USA (Ret.)
National Executive Director / Museum Director
From my viewpoint, this is the most meaningful and exciting museum exhibit we have ever produced! Each of the stories in this exhibit is an heroic, thrilling, courageous account of an American Jew, locked in combat, with he and his comrades in mortal danger. The accompanying narratives are inspiring to each of us, young and old.
My special heroes are PNC Ben Kaufman and Colonel Jack Jacobs. Like Ben Kaufman I was born in Trenton, NJ. Like Ben Kaufman I am one of the National Executive Directors of JWV. There the similarity ends as Ben Kaufman was also National Commander of JWV, in fact, for two terms, and the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Jack Jacobs and I were each assigned to the Military Assistance Command in Vietnam in 1968 and I have known Jack since 1988. Colonel Jacob's military service includes many outstanding achievements in addition to the Congressional Medal of Honor.
To our museum visitors and to the readers of this catalog, I thank you for your interest in this exhibit and our museum. The terrific exhibit added to "Women in the Military", "Rescue and Renewal", the Juluis Klein exhibit, the history of the Jewish War Veterans and the Captain Joshua L. Goldberg Chapel, make our museum a fantastic source of information. Your comments would be most appreciated.
I wish to thank our Museum leadership and the members of JWV who have made these achievements possible. You have done a great job!