Commander of the Israeli army unit Sayeret Matkal who became the only Israeli soldier killed during Operation Entebbe in Uganda.
He graduated from Cheltenham High School in Pennsylvania in 1964.
He inspired the biographical film Follow Me, which was released in 2012.
He was married and divorced once and lived with his girlfriend of two years at the time of his death.
Author Herman Wouk reviewed his published personal letters during his time in the army.