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Weishoff, Ronnie

Weishoff, Ronnie


Roni (Ronald), Son of Roma and Israel, was born in Netanya on April 11, 1954. He studied at the Bialik Elementary School and completed his studies in the biological sciences at the Sharett high school in the city Ronny was a diligent and alert student, and from the early years of his childhood he was interested in everything he saw, turned, dismantled and checked every object and instrument he got into his quick hands, Ronny loved animals and devotedly devoted himself to the golden fish that floated in the large aquarium in his room. And the good atmosphere created a pleasant atmosphere in the company of the children in the school and among the children in his neighborhood, and as a student in the high school Roni excelled in the real professions and began to work steadily in photography and He developed a photography lab in his home and set up a photography class at the high school where he studied: Roni was a sports enthusiast who excelled in swimming and participated in national sports events, such as the Sea of ​​Galilee and Eilat. In his home, he recorded works and songs, and played them to his family and friends, the strong, solid boy was the driving spirit in every social meeting and his soul radiated the joy of life filled with his parents’ home. In the summer of 1971, when Ronny was seventeen, he traveled in several European countries, photographed most landscapes, and when he arranged them carefully in a large album. Roni was drafted into the IDF in August 1972. After basic training, he was assigned to the Armored Corps and took part in a course for APC drivers and in the course of squadrons, and he volunteered to serve in the combat unit and volunteered for the armored infantry unit. And the tedious operational activity along the line on the Sinai front did not upset his mood, and he made sure to phone and write home, and when he came for a short vacation he refrained from telling about his difficulties, so as not to worry his family, and when the Yom Kippur War broke out his unit was in the midst of a series of exercises in the Negev , And was sent immediately to the Sinai front to assist in the braking battles, and some of his comrades were sent to guard the rear base In not quieted the extravagantly conceived, organized and APC staff and commander joined force with the approval of the school organized armor. Roni, who had a driver’s license, soon found himself in the cab of one of the armored personnel carriers moving towards the Canal On October 17, 1973, Roni was hit by shrapnel from a shell and killed in the midst of the battle for the ” He was brought to rest in the military cemetery in Netanya, where he left behind a father, mother and brother, and was promoted to the rank of corporal.In his letter of condolences to the bereaved family, the unit commander wrote: “Your son, Corporal Wischoff Ronald, As an APC driver. He took part in the breach of the road that allowed our forces to cross the canal. Your son stood in battle bravely until he was hit and killed instead of “

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