Nechemya Cohen

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Nechemiah Cohen
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Born (1943-04-30)April 30, 1943
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died June 5, 1967(1967-06-05) (aged 24)
Allegiance Israel Defense Forces
Rank Captain
Unit Sayeret Matkal
Battles/wars Six-Day War
Awards Medal of Distinguished Service

Nechemiah Cohen (April 30, 1943 – June 5, 1967) is the most decorated soldier in the history of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He shares this honour with close friend and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and Major Amitai Hason. He received five decorations – one Medal of Distinguished Service and four Chief Of Staff Citations. Cohen was killed in combat near the City of Gaza on June 5, 1967, the first day of the Six-Day War, aged 24.[1]