Jewish Soldier Peter Taub Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Attack


peter taubOne of the American troops killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was a 30-year-old Jewish Air Force investigator from Montgomery County.

Staff Sgt. Peter Taub grew up in Wyncote and graduated from Cheltenham High School.

“He was a good kid. He was a good person, real good personality, he was funny, he was thoughtful. He was a really good family man, loved his wife, loved his daughter,” Peter’s father Joel Taub told Action News.

peter taubPeter’s father says they didn’t even know their son was in Afghanistan. He had told them he had been deployed to Saudi Arabia two and a half months ago, apparently because he did not want them to worry.

He joined the Air Force eight years ago and had recently re-enlisted.

“He found direction, discipline, and just became a real man,” Joel Taub said.

“I loved Peter, I loved him very much. He was the son I never had,” stepmother Donna Taub Donna said.

Peter Taub leaves behind his wife, who is expecting, and a 3-year-old daughter. Read more at 6ABC.

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