By Sheryl Silver
To see Israel Defense Forces Captain Ziv Shilon today, you wouldn’t know how close to dying he was on Oct. 23, 2012.
It was the day of his last mission in the Givati Brigade. He was just 25 years old and leading a platoon of 123 soldiers. In remarks at a recent South Florida event sponsored by American Friends of Magen David Adom, Shilon vividly recalled the details of that fateful day.