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Feldman, David

Feldman, David


David (Dudu), son of Rivka and Zalman, was born on November 10, 1947 in Kiryat Motzkin where he grew up. David was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces in late August 1965. After completing basic training, he was trained as a tank commander and participated in the difficult battles in Umm-Katef He was assigned the rank of lieutenant-colonel and was appointed as an artillery officer in the Armored Corps, whose main task was to train soldiers and he fulfilled his responsibilities with dedication and success, and was admired by his subordinates despite his meticulous order and discipline. The young man had mastered the professional material and had a strong desire to study it He recommended that he be transferred to a field unit, in which he would be able to give full expression to his abilities and was appointed commander of a tank division, during which his uncle began to keep a journal that was discovered only after his fall. He grew up with a deep moral outlook and began to wonder about the essence of life, about love, about war, and especially about the meaning of death and the burning pain that he left behind . Dudu completed his service as a lieutenant and began studying at the Technion, in the Faculty of Food Engineering. In 1973 he completed his studies and was certified as a food engineer. A short while later he was hired to work in a “Nun” canned plant. His employers were pleased with his work and expected him to be very successful. When the Yom Kippur War broke out, David was called to his unit. He was one of the first to arrive in the unit and on the first day he participated in the battle on the Arik-Hoshenia bridge bridge in order to block the advance of the Syrian forces. In the midst of the battle that took place on the 8th of Tishrei 5734 (October 8, 1973) standing erect in the turret, a missile hit him and he was killed. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Haifa. Survived by a wife and son, parents, brother and sister.

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