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Israel Army Names New Armored Corps Commander; Rose from Ranks

June 30, 1961
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David Elazar, a Youth Aliyah graduate, was named commander today of the Israel Armored Corps, replacing Brigadier Chaim Bar Lev who is going to the United States for a two-year study tour. Brig. Elazar, who was born in Yugoslavia and came here in 1940, rose through the ranks to the command of a brigade in Israel’s 1956 Sinai campaign.

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