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Memorial Day: Roi Klein - Jumped On Grenade to Save Comrades

Major Roi Klein, who died while defending his soldiers in Lebanon, is remembered in a segment from Tuesday Night Live.
By IsraelNN staff
First Publish: 4/27/2009, 6:06 PM / Last Update: 4/28/2009, 10:02 AM

Major Roi Klein was killed fighting Hizbullah in southern Lebanon in 2006. Klein died after jumping on a grenade, saving his fellow soldiers. His final act made him a national symbol of bravery and sacrifice, and he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Valor, Israel's highest award.



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In the above video, from Tuesday Night Live, Roi Klein is remembered by his family, friends, and fellow soldiers.

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