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Biton, Rahamim Shalom (Charlie)

Biton, Rahamim Shalom (Charlie)


Son of Helena and Isaac. He was born on 17.6.1973 in Be’er Sheva, the seventh son of a family of eight children. Charlie grew up in Be’er Sheva. From the elementary school “Bilu-Netzarim” and graduated from the fourth high school in mechanics, his friends affectionately called him “Charlie.” He was a short, thin, broad-hearted boy, always the first in the group. Charlie liked to listen to Mizrahi music, was fond of sports, worked hard and played as a goalkeeper at the Maccabi Beer Sheva soccer team, and went to work to make it easier for his parents Supporting the large family. In November 1991, Charlie enlisted, completed basic training and was trained as a rifleman, and was sent to a weapons course. Charlie successfully passed the course and was assigned to his unit as a weapon. For two years he remained in his position. His commanders praised him for his devotion and his attitude to work, and sent him to an advanced weapons course. On the night of 18.1.1994, during a happy vacation, he went to a party in Ashdod with his friend, a female soldier who served with him on the same basis. At midnight, when he returned to Be’er Sheva, near Kibbutz Bait Kama, was killed when he was killed when he was 20 years old when he was taken to the military cemetery in Be’er Sheva, leaving four parents – Avner, Gabi, Yigal and Eran – and three sisters – Aliza, Sigal and Sharon. , His commander wrote: “Charlie showed good-heartedness, professionalism and a strong desire to move forward. In the accident in which he fell, the thread of the life of a devoted and beloved soldier was limited to his commanders. “

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