Shlomo Rindenow
Shlomo RindenowIsrael Dog Unit Public Relations

As part of its commemoration of Israel’s Memorial Day, the Israel Dog Unit (IDU), a nonprofit specializing in search and rescue, paid tribute to the memory of fallen soldier and IDU volunteer Shlomo Rindenow.

Rindenow was an immigrant from Passaic, New Jersey, and volunteered with the IDU at its base in the Samaria town of Kfar Tapuach, as well as being an enthusiastic participant in searches for missing people.

He would later enlist in the IDF and joined the 601st Combat Engineering Battalion. On July 17, 2016, he was killed as a result of a grenade explosion at the entrance to a military outpost in Hermon.

As part of Israel’s 75th Independence Day, IDU likewise commemorated close to six hundred missing people who have, unfortunately, not been located since the establishment of the state.

Over the years, the IDU has used its working dogs and a variety of other means to carry on searching places not yet checked in the hopes of locating all those not yet found.