Nechemya Cohen

Nechemiah Cohen 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.

Name Cohen, Nechemya
Alternative names
Short description Highly decorated Israeli soldier
Date of birth April 30, 1943
Place of birth Jerusalem, Israel
Date of death June 5, 1967
Place of death

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