Saturday, December 1, 2007

Maayan Rotenberg, RIP

19-year-old Maayan Rotenberg, who enlisted the same day as Achikam, and has been going through the exact same training at the same base, has been killed in a tank accident. His family donated his organs to seven others; since he had a rare blood type there was no Israeli candidate for his liver, which was flown to Germany. This link goes to a Hebrew-language report, but there's a fine picture of Maayan, taken the same day and at the same place where I took the picture of Achikam which I posted here.

What these young men are dealing with is no game.

1 comment:

Alan said...

See extended item on Rotenberg on In My Heart - Where Jewish Memories Live Forever -