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Cohen, Shimon

Cohen, Shimon


Son of Ezra and Rachel. He was born on November 17, 1940 in Petah Tikva. He completed his studies at the PICA elementary school and later studied at the “Amal” vocational school, found his time in the army and was a member of the United Movement for Working and Studying Youth for seven years. 1958 and was a tank driver all his days of service. He also passed a course of tank commanders. He would have fulfilled his duties with dedication and responsibility to the satisfaction of his commanders. From time to time he was called up for reserve duty and was called to the flag on the eve of the Six-Day War. In his last letter to his wife on June 5, 1967, he wrote to her that in the war he had to take into account the evil that, in the case of his son, was that in the event that he fell, she would devote all her money and money to educating their daughter and raising the next child. They fell in the seventh month of pregnancy. Was a staff member in the platoon commander’s tank and while he helped to rescue the wounded and put them on the half-track, he was hit by a shell, killing him in a battle that took place at the Qabatiya junction near Jenin on the second day of the fighting. He was buried in the military cemetery in Nahariya and was later transferred to the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, where his brother Nissim fell during the War of Independence a few hours before the second truce took effect.

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