Goldmacher, Nadav

Goldmacher, Nadav

Nadav, Shosh and Aryeh Goldmacher’s second son, was born in Be’er Sheva in 1991. Nadav was born between the sirens of the Gulf War. He was a warm, loving and joyful child who grew up to be a Yaffa boy with a charming smile, full of humor. Nadav stood out for his modesty and honesty. He began his military service in the Julis camp as a driver in the COGAT unit, and after eight months of stubborn struggle, his request was accepted and he moved to a combat unit. He was assigned to the Alon battery in the “Nimr” battalion, and later as a combat driver and assistant to the commander of the battery. Nadav served as an exemplary soldier, performed every task he was assigned, and always acted with determination and modesty.
On July 20, 2014, he was asked to replace the driver of the battalion commander; he agreed without hesitation and even enthusiastically. On 23 Tamuz, July 21, 2014, at 6:40 am, a warning was received from the command room about suspicious figures in IDF uniform near Kibbutz Nir Am, north of the Gaza Strip border. An anti-tank missile was fired at them and hit their vehicle. They conducted a stubborn gunfight with the terrorists who were scattered in the area. They prevented a mass attack but Nadav was killed along with the three other soldiers in the vehicle. He was twenty-three when he fell. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Be’er Sheva. Survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister. Nadav was promoted to the rank of sergeant after his death.

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