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Journey of my life - from a child in Ethiopia to an IDF officer and fighter

From a 6-year-old Ethiopian boy, alone in Israel, at boarding school to a company commander in the Nachal brigade during second Lebanon War.

Major (Res.) Shlomi Bicha

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Shlomi, born in 1978, is married and lives in Kfar Vradim in northern Israel.
Shlomi served in the Nachal brigade. During the Second Lebanon War he served as a lieutenant colonel and led a combat force that entered a house in the village of Hula, which was full of ammunition. Terrorists ambushed them and he was seriously wounded in a shootout, finding himself alone until finally being evacuated.
After surgery to remove shrapnel and bullets from his leg and pelvis and year and a half long rehabilitation period, he began his return to full physical activity, including running.
After more than 17 years in the IDF, Shlomi works today as an inspector in a large construction company.

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