Jump to content

Wishing to Join The Military


Björn Ironfist

Recommended Posts

You presume correctly. If we are talking macronational: I was an Officer in the IDF (eventually reaching rank of סרן - which I think equivalent to US Army Captain) from 2001-2003 and then from 2006-2007. I was active during the Second Lebanon War; participating in the Battles of Bint Jbeil and Wadi Saluki. I was awarded a Division Commander's Citation for actions during the Battle of Wadi Saluki.

 

After my obligatory service was over in 2003, I hadn't planned to return until the situation with the Hezbollah heated up just as I was about to depart Israel (after completing my second stint in university). I put my departure to the states on hold, and re-joined the IDF so I could protect my homeland.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I appreciate the kind words, My Lady...but I am no hero. In Israel, we reserve such praises for those who truly distinguish themselves in defense of our homeland. I am little more than a soldier who did his part in service to his country. It is my opinion that an individual does not truly grasp what his/her nation means to them until they perform military or civil service in dedication to the freedoms and privileges they enjoy.

Link to post
Share on other sites
You presume correctly. If we are talking macronational: I was an Officer in the IDF (eventually reaching rank of סרן - which I think equivalent to US Army Captain) from 2001-2003 and then from 2006-2007. I was active during the Second Lebanon War; participating in the Battles of Bint Jbeil and Wadi Saluki. I was awarded a Division Commander's Citation for actions during the Battle of Wadi Saluki.

 

After my obligatory service was over in 2003, I hadn't planned to return until the situation with the Hezbollah heated up just as I was about to depart Israel (after completing my second stint in university). I put my departure to the states on hold, and re-joined the IDF so I could protect my homeland.

 

How did you manage to survive this all?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...