Rubin later became part of a platoon. Rubin’s Platoon 8546 was assigned to a small Italian village. On invasion of Italy, Rubin met his cousin Reginald. Reginald was a farmer, in town to sell his produce. Reginald asked Rubin about his containment suit, to which Rubin replies, “Classified”. Later, as they dined together, Rubin told about his family and his forced work with the SS. Rubin and Reginald talked for many hours about the Nazi movement to invade other countries. Reginald was determined to stop the Secret Platoon 8546. He went to the SS officer, and tried to convince him to stop the invasion. Rubin was afraid Reginald would be killed for his ideas. Reginald was killed the night before the platoon moved on to Poland.