Shlomo Aumann was born in Jerusalem on June 15, 1957, son of Yisrael (Robert), a mathematician at the Hebrew University, and native Jerusalemite Esther z'l. Shlomo had a close connection to the United States to which his father and grandparents had fled from the Nazis in 1938 and where he often traveled with his parents. He studied in Jerusalem's Horev School, in the Hesder Yeshiva Sha'alvim and at Yeshivat Mir. A year before he was killed in Lebanon, Shlomo began to study law at the Hebrew University.
On June 9, 1982, during the first War in Lebanon, he was serving in the reserves when the tank in which he was a gunner was hit by enemy fire. A dedicated father, talented musician, friend to many, and lover of nature and the Land of Israel, he left behind his wife Shlomit, son David, daughter Shlomzion (born after his death), his parents, sisters and brother.