Yoni Netanyahu. Born: 13 March 1946, New York City, NY. Died: 4 July 1976, Entebbe, Uganda.
Graduate of Cheltenham High School in Wyncote, PA. Deans list student at Harvard University, transferred to Hebrew University to resume prior service in the IDF. Served in the Six Day War, The War of Attrition, and the Yom Kippur War (Medal of Distinguished Services).
At the age of 30 he held the rank of Lt. Colonel, and led the elite Special Ops Unit Sayeret Matkal into battle during Operation Entebbe - a successful attempt to rescue over a hundred Israel airline passengers who had been hijacked by members of a Palestinian terrorist group, as well as German Leftists. The hijacked captives were held at an airport in Entebbe, Uganda, where the hijackers were protected by hundreds of Ugandan soldiers under the command of President Idi Amin.
102 of 106 hostages were rescued. The hijackers and 45 Ugandan Soldiers were killed.
Yoni Netanyahu was the only Israel Soldier lost during the rescue. He was survived by his parents and two brothers - one of whom is now the Prime Minister of Israel.