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Engineer honored for WWII work
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Chicago Tribune wires.
Date: Apr 2, 1989
Start Page: 8
Section: DU PAGE
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Col. Jehiel Elyachar, who won U.S. and French decorations for his World War II work, counseled President Dwight Eisenhower and helped found Albert Einstein College of Medicine, died Wednesday.

Col. Elyachar, who was born in Jerusalem and educated as an engineer in Paris, came to New York in 1928 and served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.

He later worked as a counselor to President Eisenhower and was awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit for laying "the foundation of modern military intelligence" during the war. The French government awarded him the Legion d'Honeur.

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