“The ‘ Hero ‘: the story of the heroism of Hickey a six day war

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On the occasion of the holiday of Chanukah IDF website publishes the heroic stories of rare loot systems in Israel. NER Friday for heroism: Hickey, who caught over the warriors at ammunition Hill when he exposed the Jordanian front

תאריך: 13/12/2012, 20:35    
מחבר: יעל זהבי, אתר צה”ל

“Nobody ever asked, who Anna walked one, had a lot of luck, on ammunition Hill”

(From “ammunition Hill”, Yoram taharlev)

Lucky. Eight times he used Mickey click it when told about the famous were among five to six in June 1967. While Mickey tell the story, it’s hard not to wonder whether out of Jordanian bunker for what he calls ‘ lucky ‘, or whether this was a result of talent, intention and courage everyone possesses.

Hickey was arrow private RES paratrooper Regiment 66 when he got the Medal of courage on the way it works in the six day war – battle of ammunition Hill. If you hear only the last part of the story, for which he received the shadow, you can think it was expected and must climb as wins the set. But contrary to the impression created in retrospect, wasn’t supposed to be the hero of the story, and to reach the place, had to act with determination, out of ideological motives.

“A day or two before going to war, in the Assembly area, the Division Commander said that he needed me for the job. The meaning was
I’m not going to fight. I wanted to contribute to the war effort, so I went and tried to convince him. My show was sloppy and I was sick. I saw him staring at me with contempt and said-you don’t know me, I’m a good soldier. He was tough and,
And I was crying, “recalls.  But this way the participation of Mickey in the war didn’t stop him. “Luckily, the camouflage training takes place We need to get to the Commander, standing on a hill without diffuser I hopped from Bush to Bush without notice and let him hit. He was stunned. In the evening I was told that I stayed. “
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But Mickey’s place was not guaranteed. A night later, the only contact is not enough room, and reassigned the aircraft during the second arrow. “I didn’t like it. I knew that a second never came, “he says. And again, had Mickey to prove himself. While digging the trenches Regiment lachbrio
Sleep took many hours, Mickey finished digging. The captain already asked one
The soldiers of the first wave of planes to replace with an arrow. “I was happy,” he describes.

“The ‘ Hero ‘: the story of the heroism of Hickey a six day war

Although
Arrow exceeded gains of six day war. On extracting wounded in the Yom Kippur war he received a special certificate of appreciation פד”ם champion a few months ago.

Towards 10:30 a.m. told us that Jordanians and we are bombers. When we started to nest the feeling I’m irrelevant. Fear and thought we should kill people became a robot, I-
I wasn’t cut out for it. The head had excursions, butterflies, flowers, “says Hickey.
“I felt like I didn’t belong there. Physically I was present but mentally. It’s probably helped me because I became simply survival machine “, click with staring into space, just like staring at something only he can see.

Even when it came to the battlefield, Hickey, struggling to contribute as best he could. When his Lieutenant Yoram sham Elyashiv, called “zokai!” it took Mickey the Bazooka himself suspicion if he does not do so, won’t be enough to fight.
“I need to contribute to the war effort” was the dominant thought.

If the parachute won’t do it, who will?

Pitch dark, the sky is green and yellow flashes routed the Jordanian shooting. “C” company file at line advanced. Lieutenant Elyashiv, click Next.
The example you gave is brat save his life. “A geek-it wasn’t a move by IDF’s orders, but he was such a commander who goes first. When he got hurt, I was shocked. It was a defensive shield. I decided to take the lead. Some say that even said ‘ after ‘ “, says Mickey while light giggle.

“I suddenly noticed tunnel in Jordanian soldier lying in front of me. Was lucky that I was the geek-I looked carefully and I ran, and I saw me and Jordanian fired toward three balls. One hit very close to my face, “he describes and illustrates with how before the ball inches from the head. “Was shattered, but nothing serious,” he fired. “I had to shoot him. Because it mimicked a geek. If I were running and shooting parallel to the ground like we practiced, I see him and he was hurting me. It was very lucky. “

“I didn’t know, but what I did there, in the trenches, it was what I call ‘ terrified ‘.
It feels like a terrible dry spot in the middle of the throat “, Mickey sensations simultaneously: the campaign. “All times of battle-three and a half hours felt terrible dryness in the throat. I know it’s ‘ scared to death ‘ because six years later, during the Yom Kippur war, when I was commanding a platoon, received an assignment to go against the Egyptians. Splat! Back me dry point. Then I read about people on death row they have strong dryness in the throat. It’s not just fear. I’m over it, most got. But there were those who also gave it to freeze them. I don’t. I just kept thinking how to survive, “he recalled.

When click the bunker on the assassination to be awarded the Medal of Valor, he is left alone. “Cost me I thought the last soldier left the Hill. I debated whether to move forward or back. I decided that if the back can kill me and the Jordanian forces. And besides, even if we thought, paratroopers, not so.
Who will? “

The Jordanians were shooting at me and I just went.

Until his battalion with grenades and explosives intended to blow up
The bunker was Hickey for shots and grenades of the Jordanians. “They always shoot me, haven’t stopped. The section in front of the bunker was very straight, unlike most places. Just lucky they didn’t hurt me. “

After arriving to the backup with the grenades, they blew up the bunker wall.
“I went into it to get out of it any more. In the corner of my eye I saw a figure. Shot
And behind him I saw many more images, so I jumped back, and first took a breath to recover, “he says and get Quicken. After that brought the sacs started Hickey to throw them into the bunker. “Because I was right to throw out the bag I had all to come out of hiding. It was dangerous, they shot at me and I just went
In front of them. I don’t know where you had the courage. Like I said, I was a robot “.

Suddenly takes Mickey’s company at the funeral. This journal where he wrote happened at ammunition Hill, four months after the fight and he was in his early 20 ‘s life. When he reads
From the log he seems back 45 years, and images of war were at the top.
The sound is fading a bit and as he read the development among can visualize the music song “ammunition Hill”. Rapid rhythmic music, war. The words are coming faster and faster.
Out of his mouth and the end of the battle is coming.

“The ‘ Hero ‘: the story of the heroism of Hickey a six day war

Hickey, today

“I wasn’t scared, I calculated that if those grenades throw a grenade can jump. The trouble started when they started hitting the corner of the bunker and then firing line who have approached me with every piece of stone you downloaded. I threw the bag straight to David and went into position. I told him he could get closer to the opening of Greece they cannot fire him. So dirbantav to close. I explained to him exactly and how to put it against the wall and he understood. All the time he frightened and it was justified as Greece behind it were Jordanians.
I was afraid that the mazrica blows because it’s very sensitive. We took a chance, David and I simply had no choice. The bag did not explode, fortunately. So I threw three bags and two for girls.
I got into position and waited for a long time. Suddenly there was an explosion near shots alone. Ofer, who was behind me shouted, “blow!” and told me to get out. I hesitated for a second. The blast sounded too weak and finally decided that I probably heard weak that shooting had ringing in the ears. I decided to go and there was a real blast. I was lucky I didn’t go out. Flew with Ofer 2.5 meters. I felt great power.
Pulling all of my point, as if trying to pull me in all directions. Black.,
Dust, smoke, smell of gunpowder. I broke out running because I thought the explosion would only a small hole in a concrete bunker and wanted to exploit the surprise to shoot them through the hole.
I ran in the dark and dust and then everything came clear steps once; I saw that the roof that covered the Canal gone and all the walls are only one piece of concrete. On the other side of the bunker saw our forces from the other side. I asked if they have grenades. We threw towards
Grenade destroyed the bunker and then started to shout and Jordanian bunker. I don’t see how they lived. The guy next door threw another grenade on him are just screamed then another grenade and quiet. I looked at the bunker and said several times, “unbelievable”.
I really couldn’t believe what happened out there.
I kill you and dkatio. He was unfazed. On his girdle was ‘ Chief Defender. I didn’t realize. Only after a few minutes I realized that this is my boyfriend, Zvi Magen. Some despair “.

“It was for us a very difficult war, horrible,” says Mickey thoughtfully. “With Israel
Celebrated but we felt bad. I personally couldn’t hear radio. Whenever
I would put “Jerusalem of gold” on the radio, I’d close it, I could not. For a whole year not smiled. Just my Department, killing six fighters and another 15 were wounded.
We’re desperate, there are guys today don’t back up the Hill.
 
45 years later, do you sometimes think about tonight?

Sometimes, when things are tough. Say at work and difficulties I encounter. So I say to myself, ‘ OK, let’s compare a second. All nonsense regarding this. At the time I didn’t even think I deserve special mention I thought worked and I did. I had no intentions of being a fighter, I just wanted to get home safely.
Today I think they were right-the bunker. “

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Translated from Hebrew

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