Gedaliah Nachman, son of Rivka and Yitzchak Dov Prilotzki, was born on October 14, 1925 in Berlin, the capital of Germany, and immigrated to Israel in 1941 as part of the Youth Aliya. He was accepted to the religious youth village in Kfar Hasidim and was a member of Hapoel Hamizrachi. During the Second World War, Gedalya Menachem enlisted in the British Navy and reached the rank of Sergeant. Years later, in February 1948, he enlisted in the Israeli Army and served as a machine gunner with the rank of Corporal in one of the Givati Brigade companies. He participated in the “Yoav” operation to break through the Negev and was part of the group that attacked the Egyptian junction. In this difficult battle, Gedaliah Nachman fell on the 14th of Tishrei, 5709 (October 17, 1948) while he was in command of his squad and was laid to rest in the military cemetery in the village of Warburg.