This is coolbert:"The river ran red with blood!!!"WARNING: WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IS EXTREMELY CONTROVERSIAL. I AM NOT SAYING IT DID HAPPEN, I AM NOT SAYING IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. I LEAVE IT TO THE READER TO DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES WHAT THE TRUTH IS.
[please note the repeated use of punctuation such as !!!???
in this blog entry.]
Read at Joseph Farah's web site WorldNetDaily
the most incredible story of war time heroism. A story that is the greatest single feat of arms
in the history of warfare.
The story of David Rubitsky
David Rubitsky. A U.S. Army sergeant in World War Two, who singlehandedly
, in one battle without assistance of any type, killed 600 Japanese soldiers!!!
David Rubitsky, a man who was deserving of the Medal of Honor [MOH], but who was denied the award because, "We don't give Jews the Congressional Medal of Honor."
[this from a senior commander of his unit, the 32nd Division, Wisconsin Army National Guard [WIARNG] [Red Arrow]].
[The 32nd Division [Red Arrow], did see extensive combat in the Pacific theatre during WW2. Spent more time on the front lines and in combat than ANY OTHER ARMY UNIT IN WW2!!!
David Rubitsky, a man who served his country in the most heroic manner, and was denied the highest award for valor because of his JEWISH FAITH!!!
[so much like Artie Klein, is it not!!!???]
"He opened fire. As Japanese soldiers advanced toward his bunker, Rubitsky used every weapon in his arsenal for nine grueling hours of intense fighting. He alternated between firing his .30-caliber water-cooled machine gun with 3,000 rounds of ammunition, a Browning automatic rifle with close to 600 rounds, his M-1 rifle, a pistol and tossing some of his 35 hand grenades."
"Rubitsky spent a total of 21 hours
in the bunker -- including nine under heavy siege
. The Japanese army attacked from three different directions -- the north, south and west. His bunker had slits on all sides, making it possible for him to respond to an attack from any direction. He switched from gun to gun and threw grenades at the enemy, while the Japanese alternately charged his position and shelled it with light artillery."
Again, a feat of arms without parallel
in the history of warfare period!!!
And denied the MOH because of his faith!!
This story first surfaced in the national media around 1987 or so. Appeared in major newspapers all across the country. I can even remember seeing the account of Rubitsky's heroics myself and being impressed and amazed at what I had read.
David was even interviewed on National Public Radio [NPR] and recounted the event with startling detail.
David's story has been repeated on numerous web sites [including Joseph Farah's ]] and weblogs throughout the years. David has become somewhat of a cause celebre
- - n. pl. causes cé·lè·bresAn issue arousing widespread controversy or heated public debate.
A celebrated legal case."
Many in high places in our government have lobbied
on the behalf of David to see this historic injustice righted. Lobbying with the intent to see David awarded the MOH. An award which he so deservedly merits!!TROUBLE WITH ALL THIS!!THREE TIMES THE U.S. ARMY HAS INVESTIGATED THE EXTRAORDINARY CLAIMS OF DAVID AND FOUND THEM TO BE TOTALLY LACKING. WITHOUT MERIT OF ANY KIND. THE BATTLE AND KILLING OF 600 JAPANESE ON THE BATTLEFIELD SEEMS TO HAVE NOT OCCURRED!!
"After two years of intensive research and investigation, the
United States Army in Tab H of its official conclusion released
on December 15, 1989 stated unequivocally that the engagement
of December 1-2, 1942 in which Rubitsky claimed to be involved
OCCUR AS ALLEGED.'"
"Abe Foxman [head of Anti-Defamation League] even congratulated
Lt. Col. Terrance Adkins, head of the ArmyAwards Branch at that
time, for the thoroughness with which it pursued its investigation
of Rubitsky's claims of valor and charges of anti-Semitism against
"Moreover, all of Rubitsky's 92 congressional supporters -in-
cluding Wisconsin's Senator Herbert Kohl-all accepted the Army
conclusion that the engagement 'DID NOT
OCCUR AS ALLEGED.'"
"It should not be forgotten that the Army was prevailed upon
again in 1992 and 1998 to investigate Rubitsky's Walter Mitty
fantasy. The conclusion was the same as the 1989 result:
The engagement 'DID NOT
OCCUR AS ALLEGED.'"
Consider David's own most compelling
"The most compelling evidence
supporting Mr. Rubitsky was a handwritten message on the back of a photograph removed just after the battle from the body of a Japanese officer. The officer, Colonel Yamamoto, had committed suicide to atone for the loss of 600 fine Japanese soldiers killed by a lone American soldier. In an interview with National Public Radio Mr. Rubitsky graphically recounted the fighting which went on all night. Mr. Rubitsky admitted to being insane from shooting and bayoneting them."
What does the Army say about this??
"As regards the photograph, both Japanese and American experts declared it a forgery
And as for the persons that originally recommended David for the MOH??
"The commanding officer who allegedly said "Jews don't get the Medal of Honor" had been relieved of his command
the day after the mythical battle and had nothing to do with either forwarding or forgetting the original affidavits. The key witness for the claim of Mr. Rubitsky, the officer reputed to have seen the bodies of the slain Japanese, was placed back at battalion headquarters
Well, someone is telling a real whopper here. This is NOT
a matter of nuance/shades of grey/he said/they said/etc. This either occurred or it did NOT
occur. Perhaps the U.S. Army still has a vendetta against David!!?? What is what here??!!
The Museum of Hoaxes web site
has even sent a letter to Joseph Farah demanding a retraction of the 2001 article.
I have some problems
with David's account right off the bat:
* Ammunition expenditure. 3000 rounds fired in a nineteen hour period
. That many rounds would weigh about 210 pounds to begin with [I am assuming that 100 rounds of thirty caliber ammo weights 7 pounds]. If five men carried that load to the area where the battle took place, that would be an additional 40 pounds
per man carried in addition to their normal battle kit.
* Linesmen [this is described as an officer and the linesman, David!!] performing their mission would NOT
have normally carried such a load . A linesman would carry his standard battle kit, a Garand rifle, and a normal load of ammo, but not
an additional forty pounds of ammunition.
* Ammunition was prepositioned by someone else??!! It is not clear what is what!!?? This fighting position is described as an outpost. A listening post [LP] or an observation post [OP]? You would not
have found a machinegun, BAR, and an enormous quantity of ammo in such a position. The normal SOP would have been FOR THE TROOPS TO REPORT WHAT WAS GOING ON AND THEN SPLIT, ABANDONING THE POSITION, WHICH IS WHAT THEY DID, MINUS DAVID!]
* For the officer and the other three enlisted men to have left David by himself is strange too
. It may be that the SOP for those troops already in the outpost was to report and leave
when threatened. If the officer told David to leave and he did not
, that would have constituted disobedience to orders. Normally all the enlisted would have deferred
to the officer on the scene as to what course of action to follow!!
600 Japanese dead on the battlefield! By normal statistics, that would have meant that an additional 2100 would have been wounded!!?? I am assuming
the normal ratio of wounded to dead as being 350/100!!. That is 2700 casualties for 3000 rounds fired!!?? David would have had to hit a Jap with almost every round fired. Impossible!!!
Perhaps the statistics do not
hold water when you are battling Japanese!!!??? My assumption about the wounded to dead ratio of 350/100 is not
correct in the case of Japs!!!???
Perhaps also those thirty five hand grenades thrown all were on target too, and killed a lot of Japs besides!!?? Jap casualties were NOT
only from weapons fire!!??
Well, if the dead numbered 600, and my assumption of 2100 wounded is generally correct, that is 2700 troops. And that does not even count
those NOT KIA/WIA!!
What would have then been the size of the attacking Jap force!!?? At least regimental strength, or even brigade strength!!??
During the Great Banzai Charge
of Saipan , 5000
Japanese attackers were ABLE
to overrun two BATTALIONS
of Army infantry, that infantry with artillery support. That is a defending force [American] of in excess
of a thousand men. That a thousand men were not able
to stop a Japanese force of only somewhat greater number than what David would have had to face SINGLEHANDEDLY
is an indication that something is not right here!!??
Well, you see where all this goes, don't you!!!
The U.S. Army is NOT
the only party investigating the claims of David. It seems the government of Papua New Guinea
has also done
a month long check of the facts and concluded, based I guess upon the eyewitness [??] accounts of the local natives, that the battle described by David DID OCCUR!!
David HAS BEEN
awarded a Member of the British Empire [MBE] for his exploits!!??
"The river ran red
But there is MORE!!
It also seems that David ALSO
claims that he should have been awarded a SECOND MOH
for his exploits during a second battle, this one fought two years after the first, this second engagement taking place in the Philippines . According to David, on this second occasion, he again, singlehandedly [??] killed 200 Japanese while wiping out seven machinegun nests!!!
[David was a telephone linesman, NOT
Another feat of daring in addition to the first episode of heroics that boggles the mind!!!
600 here, 200 here!! You get it, right!!??
Surely someone must have seen
the second battle!!?? Yes!!?? I would have thought so!!?? Again, maybe this also was not
Whatever, David qualifies as one helluva
killing machine!!Or does he???!!
Again, you the reader decide!!