Benjamin Perlman was born on May 31,1947 to Elisheva and Michael, on Kibbutz Yavne, where he was raised. In 1963 he accompanied his family on shlichut to New York, where he divided his time between studies at Yeshiva University and work for B'nei Akiva. He came back to Israel in 1964 to join his classmates at school before induction.
Through his talents and people-skills he rose in the ranks of Nachal, eventually being sent to establish a new base in Sinai after the Six Day War. Following a period of work in the cowsheds back at Yavne, Pincha - as everyone called him - went to the US for vacation, but he also helped B'nei Akiva emissaries everywhere he could and brought back his future wife to Israel.
In the Yom Kippur War he was sent with his unit to Sinai to ferret out Egyptian commandos who had crossed the Canal. While seeking to secure the route to the 'Budapest' outpost the Egyptians had tried to capture, he was killed by enemy mortar and gunfire on October 15, 1973.