Hundreds gather to memorialize Lone Soldier Max Steinberg 1 year after death

“Live for yourself and you will live in vain. Live for others, and you will live again.” Lone Soldier St.- Sgt. Max Steinberg, 24, killed last summer in Operation Protective Edge, lived by these words, penned by his hero, Bob Marley.

At his one-year memorial on Mount Herzl Thursday evening, attended by hundreds – including his Golani Brigade comrades, parents and brother and sister – these words adorned the California native’s gravesite, along with dozens of IDF patches and vibrant yellow and red flowers.

“Not a day, not a moment passes, when the memory of my beloved Max is not on my mind and in my heart,” said his father, Stuart Steinberg, as he memorialized his eldest child.


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