Captain Moshe Taranto


25 December 2018

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Born on 19/03/1981 in Ashdod.

Drafted to the IDF in March 2009, completed basic and advanced training in the Combat Engineering School in the 605th Combat Engineering Battalion.  Moshe completed Officers Course and was assigned to the 601st Combat Engineering Battalion as a platoon commander.

He later served as an instructing officer for Combat Engineering Companies in the 7476th fire training centre and as the head of counter tunnelling for the 643rd Regional Division near the Gaza Strip.

Moshe was killed on 29/11/2004 as the result of a tunnel wall collapse during operations on the Philadelphi route near the Gazan border town of Rafiach.

Buried in Ashdod aged 23.

Captain Moshe is survived by his parents, a sister and a brother.