Baruch (Booby) Amon (Rubenstein) was born in 1927 in Wilmington, Delaware His parents - Ben Yehuda and Bat Zion Rubenstein - were Habimah actors who travelled throughout Europe with Baruch.
The family made aliya in 1928 when Baruch was 11 months old but went to Europe again when he was two and a half. From the age of four Baruch remained in Israel studying in Tel Aviv until 1944 when he completed the Gymnasia Herzliah.He then spent three years in the Coast Guard and a year as a Guard ('Noter'). In 1946 he began studying at the Hebrew University and after the UN Partition Resolution in 1947 until July 1948 he participated in most of the battles in Jerusalem as a member of the Haganah.
On 18 July 1948, an hour before the Second Truce went into effect, he was killed by a shot to the head of an Arab sniper. On 28 February 1950 he and the other casualties of the battle for Abu-Lehem were reburied in a common grave on Mt. Herzl.