- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Lieutenant (junior grade)
- Torpedo Squadron 18 (VT-18), U.S.S. Intrepid (CV-11), U.S. Navy
"For extraordinary heroism as Pilot of a Torpedo Bomber of Torpedo Squadron EIGHTEEN (VT-18), embarked in U.S.S. INTREPID (CV-11), during operations against the enemy in the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, 24 - 26 October 1944. As pilot of a carrier-based torpedo aircraft, Lieutenant Rubin participated in torpedo attacks which severely crippled an enemy Battleship Task Force. The actions in which he participated were successfully accomplished in the face of intense and accurate anti-aircraft barrages, and removed a serious threat to our ground forces in the Philippine Islands. By his outstanding courage, professional skill and selfless devotion to duty, Lieutenant Rubin upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."