IDF begins allocating Operation Protective Edge badges to bereaved families

A year after the latest war in Gaza, military issues first of badges to family of fallen soldier Yair Ashkenazi, a 36-year-old reservist from Rehovot.

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July 7, 2015 19:20
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IDF begins allocating Operation Protective Edge badges to bereaved families. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

 
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The IDF began on Tuesday allocating military badges to participants of Operation Protective Edge, issuing one its first badges to the family of fallen soldier Yair Ashkenazi, a 36-year-old reservist from Rehovot who was killed in battle in Gaza last July.



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Ashkenazi's widow, Moriah, and three children, received the badge from the commander of Training Base One (where the fallen soldier had served in a reserves battalion) Col. Avi Gil, and infantry battalion commander Lt.-Col. Noam Ben Ari.

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