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Shannon (Shandel), Gideon

Shannon (Shandel), Gideon


Gideon (Gidi), son of Eitana Leslie, was born on June 9, 1949, in Haifa. Gideon was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces in early August 1967. After completing basic training, he completed a parachute training course and was trained in the Irobetica course and was drafted to the Armored Corps. He was a good officer, responsible, with good perception, control, initiative and a great deal of professional knowledge, but most of all was devoted to his subordinates and at the end of his compulsory service served for months After the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War, he was drafted and sent to the Sinai front where he participated in the battle On the 14th of Tishrei 5734 (October 14, 1973) Gideon fell in combat in the northern sector of the Suez Canal, and during the fighting he was revealed at every level of his stature as a brave soldier who did not hesitate to save his injured friend, At the risk, under enemy fire, and as a leader who cared first and foremost for his men at all hours of the day and night, and for his courage to serve as a model, he was awarded the “Medal of Honor.” He ran his department throughout the fighting with courage, deliberation and resourcefulness. As a result, his platoon was able to destroy many enemy tanks. On October 14, 1973, a fierce battle of armor developed in armor and heavy artillery between the Egyptian enemy forces and our forces. The tank of the late Gideon Shannon, however, failed to rescue another tank from heavy shelling, and the battle developed in infantry attacks accompanied by rocket fire. The late Lieutenant Gideon Shannon rushed forward and stormed the attacking Egyptian infantrymen, and after his tank was hit by the firing of an anti-tank rocket launcher (“Bazooka”), he rescued his wounded crew and again transferred to another tank commander. shell. Gidon was brought to eternal rest in the cemetery in Savyon, leaving behind his parents, brother and sister, and in a letter of condolences to the bereaved family, his commander wrote: “Gideon was a courageous guy who filled the Lev with a courageous, All the tasks assigned to him, showing supreme heroism and self-sacrifice. He was fond of his commanders and comrades, and his fall is a heavy loss to our unit. “Publication of a booklet in his memory that contains things about his character, memoirs, letters and photographs. In a handball game held at the sports courts of Beer Sheva University on 29.7.1974, his parents received the 1973 outstanding handball trophy.

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