Captain Jeanne Rubin - US Navy (Retired) - WWII
Captain Jeanne Grushinski Rubin was awarded following decorations: World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Discharge Button and Honorable Service Lapel Pin. Jeanne Grushinski Rubin is member of Navy Nurse Corps Association, American Holistic Nurses Association, Reserve Officers Association, Naval Reserve Association, Retired Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Polish Legion of American Veterans, USA, World War II Memorial Charter member, National WW II Museum and Veterans Administration Volunteer Services.
Jeanne Grushinski Rubin studied at Bellevue School of Nursing and became Registered Nurse and furthers her education at New York University and Columbia University. She also participated in special summer programs sponsored by Kent State University, Jagiellonian University and other educational institution to expend her knowledge.
Jeanne Grushinski Rubin worked as Registered Nurse and Assistant Director of Nurses at Bellevue Hospital in New York. After retiring from her professional life she became involved in community organizations as volunteer and dedicated advocate for veterans and civilians. One of important programs she participated in was US – China Study of Acupuncture. She joined Elderhostel organization to help with different projects all over the US and abroad to help people in all walks of life. She participated in over 75 Elderhostel special projects which included service learning schools on Midway Island, USS Missouri Memorial and USS Lexington to mention just the few. Number of Elderhostel programs involved teaching English language to both young and adults in Poland, Italy and Bolivia in addition to cross cultural exchanges in India and many different locations.
Jeanne Grushinski Rubin is member of American Red Cross since 1941 and served as a nurse during severe weather disasters in many places, but especially in Dade County after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. She is still Red Cross staff member at shelters during emergencies. She volunteers at the VA Clinic in Sunrise, a part of Miami VA Healthcare System and received numerous awards for her efforts including President’s Volunteer Service Award, Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Certificate, Polish Legion of American Veterans Voluntary Service Award Certificate plus numerous others from civic organizations, Broward County and State of Florida.
Jeanne Grushinski Rubin is a widow of Dr. Martin Rubin DDS, who served in US Army during WWII in Europe. Dr. Rubin took part in D-Day Invasion in Normandy and was recipient of Bronze Star.