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Tal, Gil

Tal, Gil


Gil, son of Hermona, nee Trifon and Azriel, was born on the 28th of Sivan 5761 (28.6.1951) in Haifa. He studied at the Reali School in Haifa, at the school in Kibbutz Beit Hashita and continued his studies at the Ironi Aleph High School in Haifa. Gil was intelligent, a good son, loving and devoted and exemplary. He loved his friends and helped them as much as he could. He loved people, had a sense of humor, cheerful and sociable, and could listen attentively to his friends. He was lenient and forgiving and far from quarrelsome. He was naturally polite, gentle and pleasant. A pleasant man-a frank, honest, conscientious conversation that never hesitated to say what was in his Lev. He was wise to examine every matter with a thoughtful and deep thought. He had always loved simplicity and was Simcha with it. Gil was drafted into the IDF in mid-July 1969. After completing five months in a pilot course, he volunteered to serve in the Armored Corps, where he took part in the Centurion tank course, the Centurion tank commanders course, the officers’ course, and the Armored Corps course. To the full satisfaction of his commanders. “In his customary periodical opinion in the IDF, his commanders wrote about him:” He is an officer with good professional knowledge and leadership ability. At any time. ” About six months later, he was among those serving in the career army. In 1972 he married his girlfriend Tamar and a month and a half before the Yom Kippur War broke out, his eldest son, Ziv, was born. When the Yom Kippur War broke out Gil was sent with his unit to the front in the Golan Heights and participated in the battles of containment and incursion against the Syrians. On October 19, 1973, his tank was hit and he was killed in an armor battle at the Umm-Butna junction, in the southeast of the enclave. For his heroism in carrying out a combat role, while bravely fighting in battle, he was awarded the “Medal of Valor”. “On the second day of the battles in the Golan Heights, one of our tanks was hit and his commander was wounded and fell into the turret.” Later in the day, one of the attacks in the south of the Syrian Golan Heights was raised by Lieutenant Gil Tal, a unit of the late Lieutenant-General Gil Tal, and a large number of tanks were hit. From the minefield, the late Lieutenant Gil Tal continued to conduct the battle with the enemy, while rescuing his unit, and was later killed in Um-Butna, in which he showed courage, coolness and leadership ability. ” Gil was brought to rest in the cemetery in Haifa. He left behind a wife and son, father, mother and brother. In a letter of condolence to the bereaved family, his commander wrote: “Gil was an excellent officer with great knowledge, and during the battles he displayed courage and resourcefulness. His unit published a pamphlet called “Dafei Karev” in memory of its fallen soldiers. After it was awarded the Medal of Valor, a list was published in “Bamahana” entitled “Instructions from a Damaged Tank.”

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