Cpl. Samantha Hirsch made aliyah from California after spending a year in Israel as a volunteer packaging medical aid for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. This experience inspired Hirsch to join the Home Front Command’s Search and Rescue Unit.
Today, she is proud to be in the unit serving with the big boys as a combat trained soldier. The hardest thing for her has been learning Hebrew, but it hasn’t interfered in making friendships that will last a lifetime.