Chief in a ceremony to commemorate the disaster victims: the wound won’t heal

צילום ארכיון: דובר צה”ל

Lieutenant General Benny Gantz spoke at a ceremony in memory of the 44 Parachute Brigade fighters and air crew who died in the helicopter disaster in the Jordan Valley “the disaster”

תאריך: 09/05/2012, 14:12    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

Today (Wednesday) 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.

The disaster happened on October 22 Bayer תשל”ז, May 1977, 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.
One of Ma’am falls in battle or 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
Catch, “said the Chief.

Lt. General Ganz added that “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