Friday, July 23, 2010

(BLOG) Israel's Lone Soldiers

"The Apple doesn't parachute far from the tree.

In 1981, Yossi Flint stood in a line with his fellow soldiers from the 890th Battalion of the Paratroop Brigade during their swearing-in ceremony at the training base in the Negev. Afterward, he watched as all of the other soldiers ran to hug their parents and relatives.

A lone soldier from Glasgow, Scotland, Flint did not have anyone to hug. That is why 27 years later he flew here to attend his son Adam’s swearing-in ceremony to the 101st Battalion of the Paratroop Brigade."

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