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“another Cohen Does It,” Writes British Press Lauding Jewish Hero

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Under the heading “Another Cohen Does It,” the London papers today feature the announcement that Capt. Henry G. Cohen, a Melbourneborn Jew who resides in London, has been awarded the George Medal for gallantry in North Africa.

The official citation states that Capt. Cohen, who is attached to the Pioneer Corps, showed “constant disregard for personal danger.” The reference in the newspapers to “another Cohen” was occasioned by the fact that over the week-end the press was filled with the story of Sgt. Sidney Cohen, who inadvertantly secured the surrender of the Italian island of Lampedusa when his patrol plane was forced to land there when it ran out of gas.

(From American headquarters in North Africa today came the report of still another Cohen being cited for heroism. This one is Capt. Moses Cohen, a New York City physician, who has been awarded the Silver Star for a daring nine mile dash into enemy territory to secure medical supplies.)

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