" The Templetons could be excused for their hesitation, because at times it seemed that their old friend was making amends and advancing as a man, and at times, not." "One advantage of being a paratrooper was that it insulated you from the intimate realities of occupation. ' I didn't put people under curfew; I didn't abuse women at roadblocks; I didn't do any of that,' Ziv said. Occupation duty, he imagines, 'would have punctured the bubble much earlier.' Instead his unit took missions like dashing over the Jordan River late at night to raid a base. They zipped in and out of the lives they affected: 'it's like getting bin Laden--the poor man version.' "