Howard Chaim Feingold was born on June 11, 1952 in Malden MA to Louis and Rosa. He attended elementary and high school in the US, as well as Mount Sac Jr College in Walnut CA.
In May 1974 he came to Israel and began studying Hebrew in the ulpan at Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin. After some 10 months of study and work, he decided to make aliya and became an Israeli citizen, moving to live on Kibbutz Afik on the Golan Heights.
In September 1975 he was drafted into the IDF. On October 9, 1975 he fell during his service. At the wishes of his parents, he was buried in the US.