Recipients of the Medal of Courage: Rafael Eitan Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156273616

Published: May 31st 2010

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38 pages


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Recipients of the Medal of Courage: Rafael Eitan by Books LLC
May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 38 pages | ISBN: 9781156273616 | 9.51 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Rafael Raful Eitan (Hebrew:, born 11 January 1929 - 23MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Rafael Raful Eitan (Hebrew:, born 11 January 1929 - 23 November 2004) was an Israeli general, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and later a politician, a Knesset member government minister.

Born in Afula during the Mandate era, Eitan was raised in Tel Adashim, where he spent most of his life. He was born in Afula in 1929. His father Eliyahu was one of the founders of Hashomer. Rafael was raised in the Tel Adashim.

His father gave him and his brothers and sisters a strict education. Rafael married Miriam, and together they had five children. They later divorced, and he married Ofra Meirson. Eitan was a junior officer in the Palmach, the Haganahs elite strike force and took part in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. He fought in Jerusalem and received a head wound in the battle for the San Simon Monastery in April 1948. Later he served with the 10th Infantry Battalion in the Lachish-Negev region.

In 1954, Captain Eitan became commander of a Paratroops company in Unit 101. During Operation Kinereth in 1955 he received a machine gun wound to his chest, while participating in a military raid into Syria. For this action he was decorated with the Medal of Courage. In the 1956 Sinai war, Major Eitan was the commander of the 890 Paratroopers battalion and participated in the 29 October parachute attack on the Mitla Pass.

During the Six-Day War in early June 1967, as a Colonel he commanded the Paratroopers Brigade on the Gaza front, and received a severe head wound in combat while approaching the Suez Canal. In 1969 he was appointed head of infantry forces and later served as a division commander.

As a division commander, Brigadier General Eitan stopped the Syrian attack into the Golan Heights during the October 1973 Yom Kippur War. After... More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1201279



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