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Robert Kraft

Sends Letter to Parents of

American Killed Fighting for IDF

8/4/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0804-robert-kraft-letter-launch-twitterNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft quietly reached out to the parents of Max Steinberg -- the American who joined the IDF and was killed in battle -- after finding out he was a huge Patriots fan.

In his letter, Kraft says he saw a photo of Max wearing a Pats hat during news coverage of his death -- and felt moved to write, "He represents the consummate patriot and I am forever grateful for the sacrifices he made to keep our beloved Israel safe."

Steinberg, a 24-year-old from Southern California, died 2 weeks ago during an intense battle in Gaza that also killed 12 other IDF soldiers.

Kraft added a handwritten note at the bottom of the letter -- which appears to be framed already -- "We are all Patriots with love of our tradition and the people of Eretz Israel."

Pretty extraordinary and classy move on Kraft's part. The letter was first published by a reporter for the "Jewish Journal."

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FREEDOM    

INNOCENT CIVILIANS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DIE....

51 days ago
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Morton Lipshitz    

He should of served in the American military!

51 days ago
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Morton Lipshitz    

Too bad Kraft does not go out of his way for American soldiers who fight for AMERICA!

51 days ago
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Bob Barker    

Maybe he can send a letter to the parents of the schools that were bomb in Gaza. I sure at least one of those kindergarteners were Patriot fans.

51 days ago

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