Illustration by Art Seiden

Florida Atlantic University Libraries

Jewish Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor:

A Judaica Collection Exhibit


Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

BENJAMIN KAUFMAN

WORLD WAR I


Rank and organization: First Sergeant, United States Army,
Company K, 308th Infantry, 77th Division
Place and date: In the forest of Argonne, France,
4 October, 1918
Entered service at: Brooklyn, New York
Birth: Buffalo, New York


CITATION

He took out a patrol for the purpose of attacking an enemy machine gun which had checked the advance of the company. Before reaching the gun, he became separated from the patrol and a machine gun bullet shattered his right arm. Without hesitation, he advanced on the gun alone, throwing grenades with his left hand and charging with an empty pistol, taking one prisoner and scattering the crew, bringing the gun and prisoner back to the first-aid station.


This exhibit was prepared by Seymour "Sy" Brody, of Delray Beach, Florida, editor of JWV's "The Jewish Veteran," and author of Jewish Heroes of America and its sequel, Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America, © 1996. The illustrations are by Art Seiden of Woodmere, New York, a professional artist with over 300 books to his credit.


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