Remember the 13th Chief: five years after the death of Lt. General Dan Shomron

דן שומרון ז”ל. צילומים: דובר צה”ל וארכיון צה”ל

Samaria was began his military service in the paratroopers and participated in reprisal operations and operation “kadesh”. As Commander in Chief during the first intifada, the IDF has kept a determined army of moral

תאריך: 26/02/2013, 15:14    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

Dan Shomron, a former Chief of staff, was born in Kibbutz ashdot Ya’akov in 1937. In 1956 he joined the Israel Defense Forces paratroopers. Participated in reprisal operations and operation “Temple in 1959 was released and returned to the IDF.

Remember the 13th Chief: five years after the death of Lt. General Dan Shomron

He returned to the army in 1962 and as Deputy and acting from paratroopers commanded various operational activities. In 1966 went to Fu training during the six day war (1967) served as the Commander of a mechanized combat team in Chinaman, headed the Division Champ patrol first dew to the Suez Canal on the fourth day of the war. On this war you declined?
He was awarded the Medal of distinguished service.

Remember the 13th Chief: five years after the death of Lt. General Dan Shomron

In July 1967 he was appointed (paratroopers) and in 1968 was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, during his role great praise by the President. During the war of attrition and the parachute regiment commanded chases in the Jordan Valley and the Suez Canal, commanded raids on enemy territory and many pursuits. After completing joint senior position has turned to shell and bone marrow.

During the Yom Kippur war (1973) commanded a regular armor Brigade which took part in the battles in the southern sector of the Suez Canal, the success and warm West, completed the encirclement of the third army to the South to port “adbeia”. Year
Then returned to live and Dan Shomron was appointed to infantry and paratrooper officer head.

Remember the 13th Chief: five years after the death of Lt. General Dan Shomron

On 4 July 1976 he commanded operation “Thunderbolt” (“Thunderball”) to Israeli rescue plane passengers “France” kidnapped to Entebbe, Uganda as hostages. In 1976 back Brig. Gen. Dan Shomron to armor and armor commander bound Chinese umbrella standard inside the armored command courses. In 1978 after completing his studies
Tel Aviv University, he was appointed to the OC Southern command and commanded the changes in military and civilian deployment in Sinai as guarantee of the peace agreement with Egypt. In 1983 he was appointed the first Commander of the field headquarters (Tin).

In 1985 he was appointed Deputy Chief of staff and the deployment of the IDF with the exit from Lebanon
And adjusting the activity into the fewest frames. In 1987 he became the 13th Chief of staff of the IDF in the four years of his term, the IDF prevented terrorism successfully off-limits (though civilian was killed) of an aggressive policy to the regional network of deep terrorist links by land, sea and air. Some of the most daring in garrisons still unknown.

Remember the 13th Chief: five years after the death of Lt. General Dan Shomron

At the end of 1987 “Intifada” erupted in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. IDF, led by Dan Shomron, balanced way which on one hand prevented מ”האינתיפאדה achievements” and on the other hand, has maintained a military nature with the IDF’s morality and behavior norms allow him be elevated a valuable National Entente. In January 1991 the Gulf war broke out, and although the IDF prepared itself to active participation in all possible scenarios, strategic reasons not to comment on the Iraqi missile attack.

Remember the 13th Chief: five years after the death of Lt. General Dan Shomron

Finished his tour of duty as Chief of staff in April 1991 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of the military industry. He died on May 20 in Adar Alef, February 26, 2008.

Translated from Hebrew

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