The view from the Convoy Ridge.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
One day a few years ago, new recruits from the Golani Brigade met with a veteran from the Palmah. The older man, well into his 80s, told his rapt audience real-life tales about the War of Independence.When he mentioned how often wounded soldiers died on the battlefield because there was no way to get them to a medical facility, one of the soldiers raised his hand. “Why didn’t they call for helicopters to come and pick them up?” he inquired.
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