‘Sammy the Fireman’ goes to Gaza

Yedioth Ahronoth has the story — and touching photos — of an IDF reservist fighting in Gaza who took his two-year-old son’s toy figures with him as good luck charms.

“These figurines reminded me at every moment who I was fighting for,” the reservist says.

Posted by ‎ידיעות אחרונות Yedioth Ahronoth‎ on Sunday, August 3, 2014

The reservist is identified only as Captain S., as the IDF does not allow the publication of the identities of soldiers below the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Captain S. has taken photos of the figures, including “Sammy the Fireman” and the lion from the movie “Madagascar,” at all stages of the fighting: standing on the back of a tank, at the staging grounds, and even inside Hamas-built tunnels his unit was tasked with locating and destroying.

Some of the photos can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.886513784710126.1073742355.137106982984147

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