A 32-year-old from central Israel has been barred from the army after mistakenly classified as drug addict.
Six soldiers will receive the Medal of Valor, 12 will receive the Distinguished Service Medal and 17 will receive Citations.
Barak speaks at event for soldiers decorated for combat in Lebanon War, says many mistakes were made.
Sailors disappeared Thursday when Cypriot passenger ship struck Israeli freighter; 11 sailors rescued.
Suspect cut security guard in face with screw driver and managed to escape.