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Suissa, Armond

Suissa, Armond


Armond, son of Zohra and Nissim, was born in Casablanca, Morocco, on September 30, 1949. He began his studies in his hometown, but spent his last year at elementary school in a boarding school in Kfar Chabad, With his family, in 1963. In Kfar Chabad he completed his high school studies and received a matriculation certificate. Suissa, as his many friends in the village affectionately called him, was a good student above average. He had a lot of personal charm, which made him like his teachers and instructors. From his childhood, he excelled in natural leadership skills and with a Lev-rending grace, and wherever he went, he was crowned as the unofficial leader of the group. He was sociable, full of joy and joy. Thanks to his wonderful sense of humor, his friendship was wanted and his girlfriend was welcome at every social event, in the village and then in the army. Armond was a devoted and loving son who could prove his love for deeds. By the time he was ten, he had been able to take advantage of every spare time to work and get drunk. He was proud of his economic independence and his ability to take care of his own needs. He did more and sent small sums each month, which he managed to save, to help his large family. Armond also expressed his strong love in the many letters he wrote to the family, letters full of nostalgia and affection. He used to spend his vacations with the family and always remembered to bring small gifts, attesting to attention, to parents, brothers and sisters. The wonder is how Armond, who worked during free hours from school, was able to engage in hobbies and other activities of his peers. He was also an active member of the “Bnei Akiva” organization. He was active in sports and especially in reading poetry and literature. He also improvised tunes on Hasidic songs and improvisations, which he invested in his Lev and soul, amazed his family and friends. Armond was drafted into the IDF at the end of July 1969 and volunteered for the paratroop brigade. After basic training, and after completing a parachuting course and being ordained as a parachutist, he continued his service at Kibbutz Zikim, within the framework of the Halamish nucleus. After that he was transferred to the Armored Corps. He completed his course in the Armored Corps course and was assigned to an Armored Corps unit. Armond was born for army service. He devoted all his energy and energy to one goal: to be an excellent combat soldier. Every subject he learned and every role assigned to him was fulfilled with devotion and responsibility. Like in Kfar Chabad, so in the IDF, he was loved by his commanders and his comrades in arms. Many of his friends saw themselves as close to him as brothers. The ties created between them during the service were not severed after their discharge from regular service, and did not cease after their separation. Shortly after his release from the army, he married his girlfriend Yaffa, but his eldest daughter, named after him, did not get to see in the Yom Kippur War, Armond participated in the battles in the Golan Heights as a contact in a Santorion tank. On October 12, 1973, Armond ordered his tank commander to approach a nearby armored personnel carrier. He was declared missing and his body was later discovered as a space. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Nahariya. He left behind a wife and daughter, parents, four sisters and three brothers. After his fall, he was promoted to corporal. In a letter of condolence to his wife, the defense minister wrote: “He was a good soldier and a devoted friend, and Armond gave his life for his homeland.” His parents donated a chandelier to a synagogue in Nahariya.

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