U.S. Soldier Honored for Brave Refusal to Hand Jewish POWs Under His Command to the Nazis: ‘We Are All Jews’

A U.S. serviceman who risked his life in order to save the Jewish soldiers serving under him during World War II has been recognized posthumously by the state of Israel as a “Righteous Among the Nations.”

Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds got all of his soldiers to identify as Jews to prevent the Nazis from harming the Jewish POWs. (Photo courtesy Pastor Chris Edmonds via Yad Vashem)

Pastor Chris Edmonds said that only after his father, Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, died did he discover the...

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