Cpt. Yehudah Peri, also commanding an S-58, is sent to rescue a Fouga pilot who had bailed out over Ma’aleh Edumim. His helicopter is hit by machine gun fire, but Peri continues his mission and does not cease searching for the Fouga pilot until darkness falls. He is awarded the Medal of Valor for his conduct. The Fouga pilot, Cpt. Shabtai Ben Aharon, was apparently murdered by Jordanian soldiers or local Beduins.


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