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Skjo, Tuvia

Skjo, Tuvia


Son of Josephine and Yitzhak, was born on April 1, 1961 in Romania. At the age of 10 months, in February 1962, he immigrated to Israel with his parents. The family settled in Haifa and Tuvia began to study at the “Tel Hai” elementary school. After completing his elementary studies, he continued to study for three years at the Municipal School Gimmel. From there he moved to the “Shuv” vocational school in Kiryat Shprinzak and studied in the electrical engineering track. For another year, he studied at the Mishlav school in a humanistic direction. He joined the IDF in July 1980. Tuvia had health problems due to chronic arthritis, but he insisted on serving in the combat force, after which he was accepted as a combat medic in the Golani Brigade. In December 1981, he underwent an APC course, where he served as a combat medic in the Golani Brigade, during which he showed courage and great resourcefulness in treating the wounded until, on the 10th of June 1982, a missile fired from a Syrian helicopter was hit and killed. 21, was buried in the military cemetery in Haifa and left behind his parents, brother and sister, and the Minister of Defense, Ariel Sharon, wrote in a letter of condolence to his family: “Corporal Tuvia gave his life for his homeland. He fell in the gazelle. Served in the Medical Corps. He was a devoted, smiling, resourceful soldier. He loved to help others and was loved by his friends. “The commander of his unit wrote to his family:” Your son has shown great courage and courage and saved many lives. His memory is a symbol of the unit’s soldiers in the course of their mission. “

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