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        12/5/2013, Tevet 2, 5774

      General Danny Matt Passes Away at 85


      General Danny Matt, who was decorated for his service from the pre-state militias to the Yom Kippur War, passed, away, Thursday evening at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, east of Tel Aviv, five days shy of his 86th birthday.

      Following his combat career in 1974, Matt was appointed head of the Military Court of Appeals and served as Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories and Ombudsman for the soldiers until his retirement in 1992. The following year, he was appointed to chair the LIBI Fund which assists Israeli soldiers.