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13 August 2006 Blog Home : August 2006 : Permalink

Ashi - RIP

I am sad to have to report the death of a hero. A man who died on a mission to protect others from unprovoked assault and who died, in part, because the IDF does not seek indiscriminate revenge on those who attack it or shelter the attackers.
Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Asher 'Ashi' Reuven NovikThe Hezbollah bunker photos I displayed on my blog were taken by the unit containing Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Asher Reuven Novik, known to his friends as Ashi. Ashi died on August 9th, one of nine paratroopers that were killed (and 11 wounded) by anti-tank missiles fired on a house in the village of Debel. Ashi was the company first sergeant, was from Kanaf, aged 36 and leaves behind a widow and two children.

His funeral is today - Sunday August 13.

I never met Ashi, but he was the best friend of Dror, an Israeli gentleman that I have enjoyed the company of and he deserves more mention than a name on a list of the dead., if nothing else to commemorate the bravery of these reservists who are fighting in Lebanon. Dror writes in his email:
Believe me. He was superman

But what can he do, when a Sagger from 2.5 KM blust into the building
they were.
All armor start exploding and then a second one makes the building
My condolences to the family of Ashi and to Dror and his other friends. 

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