Israeli war veteran reunited with tank from Yom Kippur War

From CBS NewYork comes this video about Yuval Neria, an Israeli war veteran and professor at Columbia University.   On Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, Dr. Neria was reunited on Long Island with a tank like the one he rode in 43 years ago during the 1973 Yom Kippur war. The tank, a 45-ton Israeli Magach 3, is on display at the Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.  Dr. Neria was commanding a tank during the initial attacks by Egyptian forces in 1973.  His unit suffered heavy casualties and he received a leg wound and serious burns.  For his actions he was awarded the Israeli Medal of Valor for bravery in combat.  Dr. Neria was able to drive the tank, which was restored by the museum.  This particular vehicle was originally sold by the US to Jordan, and was captured by the Israeli’s in the 1967 war and incorporated into their own tank inventory.


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