Singer Gilad Millo’s touching message as son joins Israel Defense Forces


Singer Gilad Millo has penned down an emotional message to his firstborn son Omer who has joined the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper.

In an Instagram post, the Nairobi-based ex-diplomat celebrated his son’s enlistment to the IDF at the Israeli Air Force Museum, revealing, it was difficult parting with his 20-year-old son.

“I hugged you this morning for as long as I could until it was time to let you go. How can a father possibly be prouder my son, my boy, my first born, my pride, my Omer, sending you off today to join the Israel Defense Force, as a Paratrooper.  Knowing that tomorrow Mom & I are on a plane back to Kenya, was one of the more difficult moments we’ve known since you came into this world a little over 20 years ago,” part of the post read.

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He said he was proud of his achievements and went on to wish him well for taking a big step in returning back to his native land as a serviceman.

“ But this is the choice you made, to be a real Israeli, to return alone and serve your country as a lone soldier and as you say, to aim as high as you can and give it your all I ask God to protect and keep you healthy, safe, happy and strong! Counting the days till I can hug you again. Love you to the moon and back – Your very proud Dad!”