Dan Shomron, the 13th Chief was brought to rest.

The 13th Chief of staff of the IDF was brought to rest yesterday (Wednesday) after he died the morning before • Defense Minister: “Dan was a man of results of explanations, of striving for victory and to obtain it.”

תאריך: 26/02/2008, 18:40    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

Philospher a.l. (Ret.) Dan Shomron, the 13th Chief of staff of the IDF, was brought today to rest in the cemetery at Kiryat Shaul military ceremony Tel Aviv is full, having died yesterday morning at the hospital, “Lowenstein”. The funeral was attended by, among others, sing country, Shimon Peres, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of staff, Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi and general staff forum.

“I came today and Security Minister and former Chief of staff, but primarily came as a member of Kiss to say one word to Dan Shomron: thank you,” said the Defense Minister. “In retrospect, Dan Shomron was the more bold outlines partaking but also more clever IDF’s Dan
Was a man of results of achievement, of striving for victory and to obtain it.

Lt. General (Ret.) Dan Shomron was born on Kibbutz ashdot Ya’akov in 1937. In 1956 joined the paratroopers brigade and participated in reprisal operations and operation “kadesh”. The six-day war he served
As Commander of a mechanized combat team in Chinaman, and this war you declined? received Medal of distinguished service.
In July 1967 he was appointed to the paratroopers, in 1968 was promoted Lieutenant Colonel in the Yom Kippur war he commanded a regular armor Brigade which took part in the battles in the southern districts of the Suez Canal, the success and warm West, completed the encirclement of the third army to the South to port “adbeia”. A year later he returned to the infantry and paratroopers, infantry officer and head

The funeral of RA “(Res.) Dan Shomron g gel

On 4 July 1976 he commanded operation “Thunderbolt”, and in the same year he returned to report to Commander armor and Armor Division in regular umbrella inside the armored command courses. In 1978, after completing his studies at Tel Aviv University, he was appointed commander of the southern command and commanded the changes in military and civilian deployment in Sinai as guarantee of the peace agreement with Egypt. In 1983 he became the first headquarters of the field headquarters (from). With the establishment of the “Tin that Headquarters should engage in power. Education
Commanders for independence, initiative, willingness to take risks and responsibility within the overall political tone and measures ampach. At the end of the Chief Executive is the most junior level, initiative and independence are conceptual terms necessary to win the war. “

In 1985 he was appointed Deputy Chief of staff and the deployment of the IDF with the exit from Lebanon and activity into the fewest frames.

In 1987 he was appointed to the 13th Chief of staff of the IDF during his service as Chief of staff of the IDF intifada he commanded and the Gulf war. He finished his tour of duty as Chief of staff in April 1991 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of the military industry. After the second Lebanon war was appointed to stand by the team who investigated the functioning of general staff during the war.


Translated from Hebrew