Patriots and national heroes come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and ages.
Benjamin Ferencz, a lawyer and WWII veteran, doesn't fit the everyday mold of a seasoned war veteran.
His life story starts out rather ordinary, quite like other stories of early 1900 immigrant families arriving on the shores of our great nation seeking freedom and opportunity. He entered the Army in 1941 as did thousands of young men. Although the horrors of war are never routine, initially Benjamin's assignments overseas during WWII were routine for the day.
He was surprised when shortly after the war ended, being favorably discharged from the Army, he was contacted to re-enlist as a lawyer in the WWII tribunals known the world over today as the Nuremberg Trials: CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.