The Medal of Courage Hebrew
Itur HaOz of Captain Avner Efrati
Commander of IDF post
"Mafreket" near the Egyptian city of Kantara
in Suez Canal border killed
during Yom Kippur Day (Day of Atonement) 6/10/1973
From the Statement Honoring Avner
Efrati the Medal of Courage :
"…Captain Avner Efrati organized
the soldiers fighting, and he himself was standing in a position, for many
encourage the people and help
them. Despite the difficult shot, he refused evacuation.
changed positions even
when he was injured himself in a position, within a few meters from the
As he protected his people he
was injured again and killed. This prevented the penetration of the
Egyptian forces for hours.
and some soldiers were
evacuated .These acts of courage revealed - heart, wisdom and above all
a personal dedication to protect the soldiers of his position. "