|Died||March 25, 2012 (aged 85)|
|Service/||Israel Defense Forces|
|Rank||Private First Class|
|Battles/wars||War of Independence|
|Awards||Medal of Valor|
Hero of Israel
Ben-Zion Leitner (c. 1927 – March 25, 2012) was an Israeli soldier, who received the nation's highest military decoration, the Hero of Israel citation (now the Medal of Valor), for heroism during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.