The memorial service for late Major General Moshe Peled will be held tomorrow, 4/4/01, at 16:00 in the Nahalel cemetary.

He began his military service in the “Golani” brigade, fighting in the brigade in the War of Independence, and served as commander of the force leading the brigade in the “Ovda” operation.

At the end of the War of Independence, he left the IDF. In 1958 he was called to return to active service, and was appointed instructor in the company commanders’ course of the Armored corps. After the completion of his studies, he was appointed commander of a regular Tank battalion, commander of the Armored core company commander’s course, and also as commander of the enlisted Armored brigade.

In the Six Day War Maj. Gen. Peled was appointed deputy division commander and upon the completion of that position was appointed deputy commander of the armored forces in the Sinai. In addition, he commanded the Inter-arm College for Command and Staff.

In the Yom Kippur War Maj. Gen. Peled commanded an armored division, and at the completion of this post was appointed to the rank of Major General. Maj. Gen. Peled ended his service as commander of the Armored Corps, from 1974 to 1979.

Major General Moshe (Mussa) Peled died last year.