Golani Infantry Brigade 20 year commemoration medal, 1968; struck in silvered tombak(?); no maker mark; weight: 26.55g; size: 35mm. Obverse depicts sword intertwined with flame above overturned helmet, with legend "To Golani fighters, to comrades who fell, to the first and to the successors"; on reverse the Brigade emblem and legend "Golani Brigade 5708-5728 [1948-1968]".
The 1st Golani Brigade (and the 2nd Carmeli Brigade) was formed in February 1948 from one of the original 4 permanent standing brigades created in 1947, the Levanoni Brigade (the "Northern Brigade") which was assigned all of the northern sector of Israel. Golani was assigned the north-eastern sector and fought against the armies of Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. In AU-UNC, with laquered surface; JTM-MM-6.
מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה מדליות מדליה מזכרות מזכרת אות אותות יחידות יחידה הנצחה הוקרה צה"ל צה"לי צבא הגנה פלמ"ח שייטת