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Aharon, Eitan-Samir

Aharon, Eitan-Samir


Eitan, son of Rachel and Matana, was born on June 15, 1947, in Baghdad, Iraq. In 1950 his family immigrated to Israel and settled in the Hatikva neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv. Eitan was drafted into the IDF in mid-November 1964, passed a driving course and served as a driver in the General Staff unit. At the beginning of May 1957, on the eve of the outbreak of the Six-Day War, Eitan was released from regular service and placed as a driver in a heavy transport unit of the Israel Defense Forces. While in reserve duty, he took a course in driving tank transporters. He always faithfully and loyally fulfilled the difficult and gray role of a transport driver. As part of his job, he led tanks to the front line and assisted the fighting forces in bringing them ammunition and supplies. At the age of 20 his mother was killed in a car accident. Eitan, who was the oldest son in the family, took on the concern for his younger brothers and sisters. He saw himself as responsible for their care, advancement and education, and they had a guide and an assistant. With his devotion and his intense love for the family, he succeeded in replacing the mother. Eitan worked for the Paz fuel company at son of Gurion Airport. He established his home in Lod where he lived with his wife in 1969. Eitan was modest and pleasant, he was accepted and loved by his friends because of his willingness to come to the aid of any demand at all times. When he broke out in the Yom Kippur War he was called to his unit and reached it straight from his place of work at Lod Airport. He took part in the operations of assisting the fighting forces. On the 18th of Tishrei 5734 (October 14, 1973), he fell while fulfilling his duties and was brought to eternal rest in the Kiryat Shaul cemetery. He left behind a wife, a father, four brothers and four sisters. After his death he was promoted to sergeant. His wife and family donated a Torah scroll to the synagogue in their neighborhood.

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