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Jacobson, Raphael (Rafi)

Jacobson, Raphael (Rafi)


Rafi Jacobson, son of Feiga and Eliezer Reuven, was born on May 16, 1926, in Riga, the capital of Latvia. In 1935, his parents immigrated to Israel. At the age of 16 he joined the Palmach and he served as a guide for members of the Haganah and the Palmach and the Rabbah. With the outbreak of the War of Independence he completed his training as a radio liaison officer in one of the Palmach battalions and was one of the leaders of the convoys to Jerusalem, and spent his vacation in the battles of Abu Kabir and Yazur. He was lucky in the Russian outpost when the enemy shell hit ten defenders, but when he left the post to inspect the situation, a machine-gun bullet hit his neck and fell on the day of the 25th of Nissan (4.5.1948). He was transferred to eternal rest at the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. After his death he was promoted to lieutenant.

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