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World War II veteran Dan Nadel’s life encompasses nearly a century of American and Israeli history.
Daniel Nadel

Daniel Nadel is a decorated war veteran, innovative agriculture scientist and ardent Zionist, who makes his home in Jerusalem. (photo credit:ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN)

Today, United States Independence Day, you can be sure that World War II veteran Daniel Nadel will be reminiscing about the military exploits that won him medals including the Bronze Star for bravery and the French Legion of Honor.

Raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he pressed suits for 10 cents apiece in his father’s tailor shop, Nadel at 94 retains his deep voice and unlined face. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Shirley, whom he met under unusual circumstances.


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