04 August 2010

Godspeed IDF Lieutenant Colonel Dov Harari

Family and friends of  IDF Lieutenant Colonel (res) Dov Harari, affectionately called "Barry", said that Harari loved his country and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and that everyone who knew him loved him. Harari was killed by sniper fire on his observation post while he was overseeing a routine maintenance operation along the border fence with Lebanon.

Yaakov Harari, his father, told Channel 2 news that Dov was about to retire from reserve duty, but voluntarily asked to continue. Another relative, Yossi Dayan, talked about Dov's love for the IDF, saying, "this was supposed to be his last reserve duty. And in the end, it really was."

Harari, 45 years old and father of 4, engineering corps reserves battalion commander, was an owner of a building materials store in Netanya. Friends said that he had lived his whole life in Netanya, and that he had met his wife all the way back in elementary school. "They began dating in the eighth grade, and they were the first couple among their friends to get married. Theirs was a warm home, small but always filled with their kids' friends," his friends said.

Tamir Ganot, Harari's friend, said, "Barry was an amazing man, salt of the earth. He loved to help out, hammer in hand. He would help out poor people, children's nurseries, old ladies in need of help – he only knew how to give, give, give. Everyone in Netanya knew him."

Ganot added that "Barry loved the IDF and loved reserve duty, all throughout his IDF career. He was someone who was always called upon, and he would arrive instantly. He is an example of the good Israeli. When the IDF retreated from Lebanon, he tried to reach the border to help his friends from the South Lebanon Army acclimate in Israel. No one can say a bad word about him – even when he was alive."

Shimon, a family friend, said that "There was nobody like Barry, a man that helped children and poor people, volunteered for everything, modest, humble and shy. He volunteered for reserve duty and loved Israel and the IDF, there was nobody like him. It's impossible to describe the loss. Head and shoulders above the rest, so loved."

Godspeed Lt. Col. Dov "Barry" Harari
IDF Battalion Commander Lt Col Dov Harari (res) will be laid to rest at 16:00 Wednesday, August 4th 2010 at the Netanya Military cemetery.

تنسيق-الكليات-لعام سكس نيك كس

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2 comments:

commoncents said...

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PetrolClock said...

R.I.P

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