Bar Oz, Ben Zion (Bentzi)
Ben Victoria and Jacob. He was born on March 7, 1958 in Rehovot. A younger brother to Clara and her gold. Bentzi grew up and was educated in the city. He studied at the Yavni’eli elementary school and became a member of the first graduating class in Israel at the De Shalit School. He completed his high school studies at the ORT school, where he was chairman of the student council, representative of the school newspaper and an outstanding athlete, and during his free time he expressed his talents in painting, writing poetry and a member of the Hanoar Haoved Vehalomed movement. After finishing his five-turret course he remained in the Armaments School, where he served professionally and devotedly for twenty-two years in various capacities. The commander of the Bahad unit says: “Bentzi was a commander, an educator, a teacher, a teacher and a friend. He trained a generation of technological fighters, a generation of mentors, a generation of commanders who passed under his command and received the inspiration for creativity, honesty, diligence, punctuality, fairness, reliability and loyalty. He had a unique work culture and technical knowledge defined as a master’s knowledge. Was the organizational memory and historian and mentor in the training base. Bentzi began his role as a guide and commander of a five-turret course and served as deputy commander of the motorized systems industry for 14 years, with authority and guidance authority. It was a source of leadership development and professional education and became the basis for this. He was awarded the Chief Ordnance Officer’s Award for the development and advancement of the Technical Instructor’s track, leading the industry to receive awards and certificates of excellence, while evaluating others, mutual assistance And Bentzi was a paternal figure for everyone, knew how to listen to his soldiers in times of distress and to shoulder their wishes and requests. ” In October 1983, Bentzi married Eva. Two years later his daughter Reut was born and three years later Ido was born. In June 1998, he fulfilled an old wish and began studying for an MBA in Derby College. During his brief period of study, he succeeded and left a very deep impression on his students and colleagues. “In conversations in the hallway during breaks, Bentzi told me that he was fulfilling an old dream that had fascinated him for years, to study academic studies, he saw it as another world in which he wanted to experiment, and indeed, as he dreamed, he devoted all his energy and seriousness to realizing the dream. He had nothing left to chance, but there was also a different side to Benzi’s personality, the humoristic side, he liked to joke and stretch his classmates a bit, All to the appropriate degree and without harming anyone personally. ” On 7 October 1998, at the end of one of the exams, Benzi felt ill, collapsed and was rushed to Assaf Harofeh Hospital, where it was discovered that a violent virus had struck him. His condition was very difficult. For 36 hours Bentzi fought for his life, and on Friday, October 9, 1998, at 8:00, he died and he was forty. Lt. Col. Bentzi was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Rehovot and left behind a wife, son and daughter, parents and two sisters.