List of Jewish Americans in the military


List of Jewish Americans in the military

"This is a list of famous Jewish American in the U.S. military.

*Joseph Liebgott, served in Easy Company, 506th Battalion, 101st Airborne Division in the Second World War
*Mark Wayne Clark, Jewish mother, Major General, commander of Fifth U.S. Army, World War II
*Wesley Kane Clark, former NATO commander during the Bosnian War (Jewish father, raised Baptist, converted to Catholicism)
*Sam Dreben, served in the in the U.S. Army in the Philippines, Panama Canal Zone, the Pancho Villa Expedition, and World War I, also fought in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Mexican revolution. Noted for his prowess with machine guns. [http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/dreben.htm]
*Edward Ellsberg, finished first in his class at the US Naval Academy (1914), ultimately rose to rank of Rear Admiral
*Moses Jacob Ezekiel, Confederate soldier [ [http://www.jewish-history.com/civilwar/moses_ezekiel.html Moses Jacob Ezekiel ] ]
*Jack H. Jacobs, Captain U.S.A (Vietnam) Medal of Honor recipient
*Leopold Karpeles, (Civil War) Sergeant, Medal of Honor for bravery and heroism
*Jean Lafitte, Buccaneer leader who aided Gen. Jackson's defeat of British in the battle of New Orleans in 1812 War.
*Louis Leon, North Carolina "Tar Heel" Confederate soldier [ [http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/leon/menu.html L. Leon (Louis) Diary of a Tar Heel Confederate Soldier ] ]
*Isaac J. Levy, Confederate soldier of the 46th Virginia Infantry [ [http://www.jewish-history.com/civilwar/seder.html] "...Jewish Confederate soldier, Isaac J. Levy of the 46th Virginia Infantry..."]
*Uriah P. Levy, (War of 1812) First Jewish U.S. Admiral; ended the Practice of Flogging; bought, restored, and gave Montecello (Jefferson's home) as a gift to the American people. First Jewish Chapel at the United States Naval Academy named for him.
*David "Mickey" Marcus, (World War II), U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, West Point graduate, Divisional Judge Advocate, Division Commander, attended the "Big Five" meetings, volunteered to join D-Day airborne assault without formal training. Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, and British decorations. Volunteered to Israeli Army to defend against Transjordan Arab Legion. Became first Israeli brigadier general, and served as Commander of Jerusalem front.
*John B. Oakes, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, World War II; Bronze Star, member of O.S.S. (the Office of Strategic Services); also Croix de Guerre, Medaille de Reconnaissance (France), and Order of the British Empire
*Hyman Rickover, U.S. Admiral, "Father of the Nuclear Navy"
*Maurice Rose, Major General, (World War II) Negotiated the unconditional surrender of the Germans in Tunisia, Commanded 3rd Armored Division: the first division to cross the German border and the first to breach the Siegfried line, killed in combat
*Robert Rosenthal, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF in World War II
*Tibor Rubin, (Korea) Medal of Honor for actions in battle and in Chinese POW camp
*Edward S. Salomon, (Civil War)
*Haym Salomon, (American Revolution), Sons of Liberty, Financier
*Francis Salvador, (American Revolution), "Paul Revere of the South"
*Marvin A. Sibulkin, Sergeant Major, US Army 1958-1983; Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (9th Inf Div, Vietnam), Bronze Star 1st Oak Leaf Cluster (Vietnam), Defense Meritorious Service Medal; 3 Army Commendation Medals, other
*Simon Suhler, (Civil War), (American Indian wars), Medal of Honor recipient
*Michael Yury Tarlavsky, Captain, US Army 5th Special Forces Group; Killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom
*Judah Touro, (War of 1812), civilian volunteer in American Army, Philanthropist

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