Max Steinberg, a 24-year-old Southern Californian who joined the Israel Defense Forces, died two weeks ago in a battle in Gaza.
In the news coverage of Steinberg’s death, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft saw a photo of the soldier wearing a Patriots hat and felt the need to reach out to his family. Kraft sent Steinberg’s parents a letter — which TMZ reported was first published by the Jewish Journal.
“(Max) represents the consummate patriot, and I am forever grateful for the sacrifices he made to keep our beloved Israel safe,” Kraft wrote.
Kraft’s actions were classy and extremely thoughtful, regardless of political beliefs.
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