Gantz meets wife of chief of staff from Yom Kippur War

Former chief of staff David Elazar, who led the military during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

September 15, 2013 05:14
CHIEF OF STAFF Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz with Telma Elazar

CHIEF OF STAFF Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz with Telma Elazar370. (photo credit: IDF Spokesman)


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IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz met on Friday with the widow of former chief of staff David Elazar, who led the military during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Gantz provided Elazar’s widow, Telma, with orders her husband wrote 40 years ago, when the war broke out. He also provided her with a copy of daily orders Elazar sent out at the height of the combat.

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The meeting was attended by the head of Elazar’s bureau during the war, Brig.-Gen. (res.) Avner Shalev, and Elazar’s three children.

It was also attended by Maj. (res.) Moshe Levi, who fought in Sinai during the Yom Kippur War and received the Medal of Valor (Itur Hagvura), the nation’s highest military honor, for, among other things, taking out an Egyptian commando post with a grenade after losing an arm to a missile strike on his armored vehicle.

Elazar’s relatives thanked Gantz for arriving and commemorating the late chief of staff’s legacy.

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