Retired Champion Uri Simchoni m"L. was laid to rest in a military ceremony held today (Thursday) at the Ginosar Cemetery. Simchoni passed away yesterday at the age of 85, leaving a wife and two children.
The life of the late General Simchoni is intertwined with the history of the defense of the state, through a series of command positions in the Israeli wars and among them, among others, Simchoni served as commander of a patrol. "walnut", Commander of the Golani Brigade, Commander of the Officers’ School (Bahad 1), Chief Infantry and Paratrooper Officer and Defense Attaché in the United States and Canada. Six IDF generals carried the coffin of the late Simchoni. IDF commanders"L and his soldiers salute Major General (retired) Uri Simchoni Z."For his many years of work and contribution to Israel’s security.
The Coordinator of Government Operations in the Occupied Territories, Major General Rassan Aliyan, paid tribute to the late Major General Simchoni: “Today we say goodbye to a warrior, commander and leader, one of the best defenders and commanders of this country. The hard news of the unbearable hit you – the dear Simchoni family, and left you with great sorrow and deep space. I can only strengthen you and tell you that you had the privilege of growing up and being educated to the length of an exemplary figure, a man of spirit and deed, whose age was in fact the figure of the Zionist warrior. The olive tree, which is identified with the Golani Brigade, has deep roots in the soil of the land – its trunk is not bent in front of the goat in the storms and its branches continue to grow and bloom. So you were in every framework you commanded and in the entire IDF, you left a mark and your image will be kept planted like olive roots. Apart from being brothers in arms in the Golani Brigade, the command paths are intertwined in your path – from the commander of the Egoz patrol, to the commander of the Alexandroni Brigade, the Golani Brigade and as infantry and chief paratroopers. Today we say goodbye to a great commander I went on, a real Golanchik, who, even if we were separated for years, the same spirit beats in us. We mourn for him today and salute his memory".