Those we have lost

Staff Sgt. Yarin Peled, 20: Medic who scrawled last request facing death

Longtime volunteer with Magen David Adom killed at the Nahal Oz IDF base October 7

Yarin Peled (Courtesy)
Yarin Peled (Courtesy)

IDF Sgt. Yarin Peled, 20, a combat medic, was killed on October 7 during a battle at Nahal Oz military base.

Later, a note was found in her pocket in which she asked that should she fall in battle, then any Magen David Adom first responder service staff who attend her funeral should arrive in uniform.

Peled was a volunteer with the ambulance service since 2018, before she entered the army, and continued to take on occasional shifts even after she was conscripted.

Several hundred people attended the service when she was buried in Savyon. Many wore their MDA uniforms to fulfill her last request.

“You lived fully to save people’s lives, but you no one could save,” her mother Tal eulogized Peled according to a report from the Ynet outlet.

“How do you sum up a perfect life?” Tal continued. “Twenty years of magic, an amazing girl with a winning smile and big blue eyes. Thank you for choosing us to be your parents. Rest in peace our beautiful angel.”

“I made a pact between you and I,” Tal said. “I will be strong and will watch over everyone on the ground and you will watch over us from up there.”

Friends and family, many in MDA paramedic service uniforms, attend the funeral IDF Sgt combat medic Yarin Peled, October 22, 2023. (Dor Pazuelo/Flash90)

Magen David Adom Director Eli Bin also participated in the funeral.

“Service in MDA was more than an ideology or a mission, it was a way of life that you chose,” Bin said and described Peled as a “a role model and a leader.”

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