“11 days ago, we departed to Miami to help locate and rescue people trapped under the wreckage of the Surfside condo. Since then, the days and nights have blurred together, with no beginning and no end. At one point, I arrived on the scene, and in front of me lay a stretcher with a body dressed in a firefighter’s shirt. I immediately realized—this is the ex-wife of the firefighter who worked with us side by side to find her and their daughter. His friends saw me and dropped everything. The Americans, exhausted from all their hard work, hugged me one by one, saying: ‘She was right where you said she would be, thank you for coming, we’ll always be here for you’. That moment was worth it all.”—Lt. Col. Amnon Leibowitz

Source: Israel Defense Forces