Samo, Ramy

Samo, Ramy

Rami, son of Matti and Gabriel, was born on 24.7.1947 in Bulgaria and immigrated to Israel with his family in 1948. He studied at the Har Nevo Elementary School and at the Alliance High School and continued his studies at Tel Aviv University in the Faculty of Law. Before the Yom Kippur War broke out, he was due to begin his internship. As a child, Rami was small and weak, but when he grew up he recovered. He was an outstanding student and even received prizes for his excellence. In his youth he belonged to the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement, was a sports fan and was very enthusiastic about soccer and basketball.
was drafted into the IDF at the end of September 1965 and volunteered for the paratroop brigade, For his part in the war in 1967 he was awarded the “Six Day War”. After being released, he was assigned to a reserve unit and was occasionally called for periods of reserve duty. When he was about to go to university, he began saving money for his studies. To this end, he worked as a school counselor for orphaned children, as a guard and duty officer at the Ben Gurion Airport in Lod, and as a security officer in the Israeli embassy in London. Everywhere he worked he was very fond of his superiors and friends, for his kindness, his willingness to help others, and his good manners. Everyone recognized him as a serious and brilliant man, yet with a sense of humor and amusing. When the Yom Kippur War broke out he was drafted and sent with his unit to the front in the Golan Heights, where he took part in the battles to stop the Syrian attacks. On October 8, 1973, he was hit and killed by enemy fire while driving in the half-track of the command post near Hoshenia, and was brought to rest in the Kiryat Shaul cemetery, leaving behind his parents and brother
In a letter of condolence to the bereaved family, his commander wrote: “Your son served in an armored unit after he trained himself for a central position at the unit headquarters. The manner in which he fulfilled his role in training and war, with dedication and boundless responsibility, He served in the unit at all times, even if it was done on the phone, without warning. “

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