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Major Roi Klein jumped on a live Hezbollah grenade and muffled the explosion with his body saving the lives of his soldiers. The soldiers reported that Klein recited the Jewish prayer, Shema Yisrael, as he jumped on the grenade. #YomHaZikaron
Sgt. Uri Ilan was captured by Syrian Forces, held as a POW, interrogated and badly tortured. He committed suicide. When his body was recovered, a small piece of paper was discovered: “I did not betray” he wrote
Lt. Col. Yonathan Netanyahu commanded the elite commando unit Sayeret Matkal during the operation to rescue hostages held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda in 1976. The mission was successful, with 102 of the 106 hostages rescued, but Netanyahu was killed in action. #YomHaZikaron
Gral. David "Mickey" Marcus was a US officer who assisted Israel during the War of Independence and became Israel's first modern general. He was killed by friendly fire, when he was mistaken for an enemy infiltrator while returning to Israeli positions at night. #YomHazikaron
Lt. Col. M. An Israeli-Druze, fell last year in Gaza. Most probably his name and face will never be made public in order not to compromise his heroic achievements. One of the bravest officers ever to serve in the IDF. #YomHaZikaron
Corporal Hadar Cohen saw her comrade Ravit being stabbed by a terrorist, shot the assailant and saved Ravit’s life. While doing this, she was shot in her head by a second terrorist. ##YomHaZikaron
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