At the age of 19, a soldier in Israel had already been in an infantry unit for a year and a half. Soon he was marching in Lebanon for the start of the Second Lebanon War. While waiting on standby, all he knew is a lot of Israeli soldiers in the area had been killed or taken prisoner. When he was 21 the Israeli soldier was in a special forces unit and would only come home for a couple days before heading back out for weeks or months at a time. At the age of 34 he has been in the reserve combat forces for almost ten years, still going onto the front lines as part of the Israel Defense Force.