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Staff Sgt. Yam Glass

Staff Sgt. Yam Glass, a brave and dedicated observation soldier, served in the Border Defense Corps's esteemed 414th battalion. At the young age of 20, she hailed from the vibrant city of Modiin. However, tragedy struck on October 7th, 2023, when Hamas terrorists launched a brazen attack on her IDF base near Kibbutz Nahal Oz.

The news of Glass's untimely demise was not confirmed until November 3rd, leaving her family and friends devastated. On November 8th, her final resting place became Modiin.

Described as "smart, witty, and curious" by her grieving mother, Glass's vibrant spirit and zest for life were truly remarkable. Her mother fondly reminisced about their conversations, discussing Yam's aspirations for the future and even planning a girls' trip together. Though she acknowledges occasionally overwhelming her daughter with an abundance of love and concern, she found solace in knowing that Yam always had a way of handling her outsized worries.

In a heartfelt tribute, Glass's cousin emphasized her heroism. To her, Yam was not a victim of murder but a warrior who valiantly fell in battle. Even in her final moments, Glass's unwavering dedication to protecting her loved ones was evident. Her cousin expressed no doubt in her commitment to safeguarding them from afar. She vowed to keep Yam's memory alive, always carrying her guidance and unwavering support in her heart, no matter which path she chose to tread. Though their time together was cut tragically short, Yam would forever remain her beautiful, funny, talented, and big-hearted cousin.

‎יהי זכרה ברוך 🕯️

About The Author

Liana Weinberger is a Tel Aviv University student and IDF reservist. She started the Fallen Soldier Tribute to commemorate each fallen member of our nation and give meaning to the growing list of those taken from us.

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