Granting historically: Yitzhak pundak was promoted to the rank of major General at the age of 100

הענקת הדרגה ליצחק פונדק, היום. צילום: דובר צה”ל

Retired Gen. Yitzhak pundak, who served as a senior officer in the war of independence already, is the first to receive the rank of class champion after finish active service.
Chief: “unique moment and sooner.”

תאריך: 20/08/2013, 17:38    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

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Champion representative level was given today (Tuesday) to give retired Yitzhak pundak. The ceremony took place in the presence of Defense Minister, Mr. Moshe (bogey) Ya’alon, Chief of staff, General Benjamin (Benny) Gantz, head of the manpower Directorate, Maj. Gen. Ali love, Commander of GoC army headquarters, Maj. Gen. Guy Tzur, Director of organizing, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dan generous,
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Retired Gen. Yitzhak pundak, commanded the southern front in the war of independence, after the end of the war he commanded the Nahal Brigade, and in 1953 he was appointed to command.
About armor Corps. In 1971 called for military service by the Defense Minister at the time, Mr
Moshe Dayan, and was appointed Governor of the Gaza Strip with the rank of Brigadier General.

In 1954 decided that former Chief of staff, Moshe Dayan, to give
Let Yitzhak pundak rank of Colonel, but this promise unrealized. Today, after almost six decades, reaching 100, the Defense Minister, Mr. Moshe Ya’alon (logical), and Chief of the General staff, General Benjamin (Benny) Gantz, grant giving (Ret.) Yitzhak pundak, class champion.
Chief of general staff, Benjamin (Benny) Gantz said at the ceremony that “the tremendous legacy of Isaac accompanied us over the years. I feel that this is a unique and unprecedented event, appreciation and thanks to you and your work. I’m glad that Microsoft had to do justice and give you the rank of major general. This is an exciting moment for you, your family and the army. “

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The Security Minister, Mr. Moshe Ya’alon (bogey), “sharmetch came up with the question about granting the rank of major General Isaac, was a moment of excitement, that have been brought up about her history. We realized there was an opportunity to do justice. The Chief and I willingly and excitedly confirmed that do justice to the historic Isaac since I immigrated to Israel was a member and later in his life in public service, whether in the IDF, whether on behalf of the State, the city of Arad and activity in Arad. So definitely thought this background too, major General Yitzhak pundak, worthy of this degree, and I’m happy, and I was given the Chief a chance to make this historic justice. “
At the ceremony said the retired champion Tavern that remaining phases during life “3 wounded. The first one opened up when most soldiers killed in the war of independence and was cured when the bereaved families of the soldiers have strengthened his hand. The two opened up a shiishov buds, which under Lebanon remains defenceless when shlohamio died in battle and was cured when the settlement by letter. III was the promise not fulfilled to the rank of major general. “The Defense Minister today heal the wound that was me during the past 60 years,” said the champion.

Translated from Hebrew