HUDSON FALLS, New York (AP) — A World War II veteran from the US whose account of liberating Holocaust victims from a Nazi train led to reunions with the survivors 60 years later has died.

A friend of Carrol Walsh, Matthew Rozell, says that Walsh died Monday at his Florida home. The retired New York judge was 91. A cause of death wasn’t immediately available.

Walsh and other US soldiers liberated 2,500 Jewish concentration camp prisoners from a Nazi train at the end of World War II.

His story was posted on a website Rozell created for the history class he teaches. That led to a series of reunions involving veterans and train survivors.