142 IDF Soldiers Honored for Lebanon War Heroism

[Jerusalem Post] Yaakov Katz - 142 soldiers who fought in the Second Lebanon War were chosen by an IDF committee to receive medals of valor and citations of excellence for the courage they displayed during Israel's war against Hizbullah last summer. Maj. Roi Klein will receive the Medal of Valor, Israel's highest award. Klein, deputy commander of Golani Battalion 51, was killed in Bint Jbail when he jumped on a grenade to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. "The courageous stories that were discovered during the war demonstrate the IDF's valor and camaraderie," IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said Wednesday. "These soldiers are a source of pride for the entire IDF."

2007-08-09 01:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive