2007 - Decorations for service during the Second Lebanon War

During a ceremony held in Tel Aviv, on September, 2, 2007 the Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak and the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazy presented the following decorations:

The new campaign ribbon, for the Second Lebanon War.

The Medal of Courage, the second most noteworthy decoration, to 6 soldiers or their families

Medal of Distinguished Service, to 12 soldiers or their families

The Chief Of Staff Citation, to 17 soldiers and to 3 IDF units

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Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Ashkenazy, attaches the ribbon of the Second Lebanon War to the flag of an Air Force unit.

In addition to this, 104 Citations of Territorial Command Officer, Divisional Commander or Brigade Commander are awarded in the following weeks.

Four officers of a Navy Unit, decorated with the Citation of Northern Territorial Commander


At December 24, the campaign ribbon for Second Lebanon War was awarded to captain Nitay Okshi, together with the ribbon for a citation of Territorial Commander. The citation was for acts of courage displayed on the night of July 21, 2007, when captain Okashi barehanded overcame an armed terrorist trying to enter Israel from the Gaza area. Click here to download the 5.8 Mbyte infrared movie of this fight (Source: //dover.idf.il/IDF).

Southern Territorial Commander Major General Yoav Galant presents the ribbons to Captain Nitay Okashi

The minister of Defense Ehud Barak awards the campaign ribbon to Lieutenant General Ashkenazy.


Veteran volunteer lieutenant colonel Zeev Ram, who took part in all Israel's wars receives the Lebanon 2 campaign ribbon.

One of the wounded soldiers receives the campaign ribbon from the commander of the IDF Engineering Corps. 18.2.2008


Dmitri Kamishlin, decorated with the Chief Of Staff Citation for saving the lives of a tank crew during the Second Lebanon War. Background of the decoration is the campaign ribbon for this war.

Home Front Commander, Major General Yair Golan, with the ribbons for the first and second Lebanon war, both enamel.

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Policemen receive the campaign ribbon from their commanding officers

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Ceremony for firefighters, Magen David Adom (First Aid) workers and Keren Kayemet LeIsrael (Jewish National Fund forest keepers)




The ribbon was also awarded to firefighters and Magen David Adom (First Aid) workers. Here pictures of an award ceremony in the presence of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Eli Yishai, the Deputy Minister of Defense Matan Vilnai and the Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman.

Magen David Adom (First Aid) workers with the campaign ribbon of the Second Lebanon War

Pictures of award ceremony for Israel firefighters


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