“The hero who?”: a heroic story of construction of the Lebanon war.

בלום בעת קבלת עיטור המופת, 1983. באדיבות אתר “הגבורה”

On the occasion of the holiday of Chanukah IDF website publishes the heroic stories of rare loot systems in Israel. First candle for bravery: Cpl. Bloom volunteered to get his fighter a minefield, and seriously injured himself.

תאריך: 08/12/2012, 20:30    
מחבר: יפתח כרמלי, אתר צה”ל

In 1982 was building a Golani Brigade, freshly fallen combatant. The 51st battalion was stationed too of the Division, where
I didn’t know anybody that grew up in the 13th Regiment. Two weeks after Lebanon war battalion, again on 5 June the regiment to enter Lebanon. “In the morning.
June 6th crossed the border, and our destination was fortified, we split it into two goals that were supposed to occupy. As a result of many forces, we only at night, “he said before ל”במחנה.

Because I was familiar with the company’s action plans, to contact a company commander and Deputy Commander of the armored warriors in the first target captured power in less than an hour, then a Deputy, Sage, you need to link to help target other occupation “I volunteered, and moved with him to the destination.
The other, “said bloom in that interview. “It was the first time I met him, but I trusted him.

The second target was under construction, and therefore was not in him. At the top stood armed bomber Mag on the Russian troops below. The plan was to storm it and kill it, but the way to it was constant. One of the platoons was able to kill the bomber, exploding mines and many soldiers absorb injuries.

“I don’t remember how it happened, but at some point I told the Deputy that I want to volunteer to rescue wounded from the minefield,” said bloom. After entering the area twice to rescue wounded in bloom again, this time leading another force rescue him.
All of a sudden explosion. “From that moment on I have a black-out, but people who were there say that flew three feet in the air,” he said. From that moment in this ground, when he holds his hand up, to avoid moving. Blum was suffering from shrapnel wounds in the left hand, forearm and buttocks and a left heel. After six months of hospitalisation at Schneller in Jerusalem, decided to return to bloom, despite being released.
“I came back when I was still in a cast,” he said. For his actions on that occasion won the medal.
The masterpiece.

“The hero who?”: a heroic story of construction of the Lebanon war.

Bloom when receiving Medal of distinguished service by rtch, Lt. General Rafael Eitan

“Go to Tel Aviv to get special mention!”

In an interview to the IDF website, describes his feelings in peace when he got the message about getting the sarcasm: ” We were in training at the base of Nabi Musa.
I was an old class icon, so I sat with the other icons in the area.
Suddenly one of the battalion’s headquarters, they guys don’t … We liked, “he says with a smile, ‘ and ‘ who’s in here. Are you? Ditch the car immediately and go to Tel Aviv to get special mention! “, bloom takes care to imitate the deep voice command man. “I came to the Commission. They asked some questions about the case, and I answered them with sarcasm. I
Sure I don’t get special mention.

Answered sarcastically to ruin?

“I just didn’t think it was such a special case. צל”שניקים
Attendant always on my line-such tromfeldors, ‘ long live the State of Israel! It is good to die for our country “and I certainly wouldn’t like that.” After receiving the Medal, it seems that it took to stem “complete” with him. He tells of an incident later where Sage markets, a Deputy who accompanied him throughout the event, met him at the bus on the way home.
Bloom, as expected, not wearing the letter and Deputy admonished him. “It’s not about discipline,
I’m not going to judge you, but give you to use example soldiers that a similar situation should look at you. ” From that moment on the band wore blue “uniforms.

 
In light of his alleged cynicism toward the event and especially towards the medal it won, surprised to hear several important bloom in his esprit de corps. “Everything seems like regular shit on every rivalry Carta Golani to paratroopers, all customs and strange ceremonies evolve over the years – it remains in your consciousness, and that is what ultimately motivates people to save lives, and to do acts that logically wouldn’t do. The example is exactly the message I want to convey, he identifies with the Deputy said “in difficult situations like this, one should always think what others were doing. Sometimes, the way out is also retreating, not always jeopardize life-but the main thing is to act correctly and ethically. “

But when you are in between life and death, to act ethically becomes much harder.

“That’s right, which is precisely why it is important to have an education to these things. That’s why it’s important for me to devote the time to this article. The us, with you standing there, there is no ‘ good to die for our country. When you see friends you don’t think about the country or Zionism-friends that you want to save.

“The hero who?”: a heroic story of construction of the Lebanon war.

Was cynical shadow cpl. bloom during the war.

“I knew exactly what I was doing.”

Today he building Guide. “Even in Egypt and Jordan and Sinai but less, obviously.” He says it comes from history and curiosity, and big love. The story of the shadow is not telling. “First of all, many of them tourists and they won’t understand or not interested. In addition, it’s kind of like ‘ the doomsday machine ‘, “he explains,” I don’t want to listen to me because I received special mention, I want you to listen to what I say because it’s true and interesting. ” According to him,
It appears that he left the event behind as opposed to many friends from the war. “There’s a guy named ADI Ovadia, who was from his training in the Lebanon war,” he says. “The story he was with me in case it company, and he walked away with shell shock
Failing to overcome since. He was released from the army section and he was medicated, and in and out of mental institutions. Two years ago, three came to me Ron Messenger, a novelist who wrote a book about his life and his struggle as a result of the trauma. Then suddenly I realized that everyone was going to make it ‘ sucks ‘.

Bloom tells you feel agitated, even guilty, about this ש”יצא it OK.” “I thought to myself, ‘ what am I? What I’m a psychopath? How they all come out with something awful and I don’t have any problem with that? “I felt very bad about it. Thinking further, I tried to analyze why. I’ve seen similar sights mountains to others, so what’s the difference? I think that one of the serious problems is to delegitimize that made us after the war. We were all soldiers who believed they were coming and defend the country and doing the right thing, soldiers who are willing to sacrifice their lives for the country and do it, whether you really killed or had their lives not looked the same since, as ADI employees. Best case scenario preferred not to talk about us not to reminisce, and worse armed forces with
A knife between the teeth, particularly in. This, to me one of the reasons people went away with shell shock. I knew that what I was doing and I to this day believe we did the right thing, “he said.

“The hero who?”: a heroic story of construction of the Lebanon war.

Bloom today

With the assistance of the site: http://www.gvura.org/

Translated from Hebrew

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