The former commander of the naval commandos («shayetet-13») Colonel Gadi Shefi was found dead at the hotel in Pattaya (Thailand). He was there as part of a private trip.
Ten days ago, the family Shefi said that with him terminated the connection.
Gadi Shefi began service in the «shayetet-13» in the 1960s, and intermittently remained in this unit until demobilization in 1978. In 1973 he participated in the Yom Kippur war and was awarded distinction. From 1976 to 1978 he was commander of special forces.
Gadi Shefi died at the age of 76 years. He is survived by four children.