After American troops rescued Tibor Rubin from a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, he said he wanted to show his gratitude by becoming "a G.I. Joe."
He eventually moved to the U.S., joined the Army and fought on the front lines of the Korean War. For risking his life to save others, Rubin was nominated multiple times for the Medal of Honor, finally receiving it in 2005.
Daniel Cohen is out with a new biography of Tibor Rubin called "Single Handed: The Inspiring True Story of Tibor "Teddy" Rubin - Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero, and Medal of Honor Recipient." He speaks with Here & Now's Eric Westervelt.
This segment aired on December 11, 2015.