Brooklynites Yehuda and Tikva Freeman made aliyah in 1939 and were among the founders of Kibbutz Kfar Menachem. Their sons, Amram and Yochanan Ben-Chorin both fell on the same day, on June 6, 1967, in the Six Day War.
Amram completed his studies at the kibbutz elementary school and later moved to an educational institution (a regional high school) in Kibbutz Negba, where he spent his youth in the “Sa’ar” group. He enjoyed literature, loved classical music and was known and loved as pleasant and intelligent in his work and life. Amram completed his army service as an officer in the rank of lieutenant in the Golani Brigade. On the first day of the Six-Day War, he took his men across a minefield to their target in Gaza; he marked a safe route and got his men through. Amram worked on rescuing, arming and refueling, and after the air force bombardment, the battalion attacked and captured an outpost at the eastern entrance to Gaza. The order came to go up to Gaza and a house-to-house battle began with the Egyptian units stationed there. Amram lost his life in that battle and was buried in the Kfar Menachem cemetery.
When the IDF officer came to the Ben-Chorin home to inform the family of the tragedy, the parents asked, 'Which son?' The reply: 'Both.'