Hello again. As far as I can find on the internet, the Israeli military doesn't publish casualty lists by names. Your best chance to find out the status on this young man will probably be to go through the Israeli government. You should either call or write either Israel's consulate in Houston or the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C. and tell them you met this young man in Dallas, Texas on whatever date and give them his name (they should be able to figure out the spelling for you) and ask them for information about him. They should be willing to give you some information, although the information they'll give out may be limited if he is still in the army. You may be able to convince them better that you mean no harm if you can visit the consulate in Houston. Here is the contact information for that consulate:
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Office Hours :9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Friday
Consular Department walk-in hours : 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Friday
If the Houston consulate isn't helpful or isn't convenient, the contact information for the main Israeli embassy in Washington D.C. is:
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Washington, D.C. 20008Good luck. I had a similar situation with a childhood friend in the U.S. Army. I was afraid that he would be sent to Iraq and I had to track him down to make sure he was safe.