Chaim "Chuck" Hornstein Haran, HaYa"D, who was one of the IDF soldiers killed early on in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Chuck was a "chayal boded," lone, family-less soldier who came to Israel on his own and served in the army. In those days there were no special privileges for a "chayal boded." Telephones were rare, and that was to make local, to an Israeli number calls. Staying in touch with family and friends abroad was very difficult. Calling overseas needed special phone lines and operators.
Almost thirty-eight years after the Yom Kippur War and over forty years since our aliyah, we still have the same friends from New York Betar, so Chuck and Eli Solomon, another friend killed a couple of months later, live on strongly in our memories and friendship.
I feeled drained from the emotional program.
These young girls show strength, not fear. They recognize that there's never any promise by G-d that we'll all survive. They're being raised to always do their best with what they have.