תאריך: 09/05/2012, 14:00
The IDF says that today (Wed), 25: Bayer, 9 may 2012 at ceremony to commemorate 44 paratroopers fighters and air crew who died in the helicopter disaster in the Jordan Valley, “the disaster”. The ceremony was held in the presence of Chief of general staff, Gen. Benjamin Gantz () and Commander of the paratroopers brigade, Colonel Amir Baram.
In a disaster.
That happened on the date 22 Bayer, may 10, תשל”ז 1997, crashed helicopter in the Jordan Valley, which was carrying 44 troop warriors Echis” of paratroopers and air Squadron personnel Dorsey tonight ” As a result of the crash, killing 54 soldiers.
Chief, General Gantz, during the ceremony: “when one grazing our fall in battle or in an accident, created a hole in your heart, in the heart of the IDF, which remembers its dead and a legacy.
However, when one day, one minute, fifty-four of us lost Toby, gaping wound not heal, bereavement and pain cannot even grasp.
The soldiers and commanders, departing every day tasks, exercises and training; Do you want to do them without fear, they are successors of the buildings.
They face every day on the mission which left ten forty-four paratroopers and airmen to her last flight – they retain confidence in Israel.
Translated from Hebrew