Top US general pays moving visit to Wahat Al Karama

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - James C McConville lays wreath in honour of Emirati soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice

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Dec 18, 2019

December 18, 2019

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One of America's top generals has made a poignant visit to the UAE's memorial for fallen soldiers.

James C McConville, chief of staff of the army, visited Wahat Al Karama in Tuesday, where he laid a wreath in honour of Emirati soldiers who were killed in action.

Gen McConville also wrote a moving message in the visitor's log, expressing his utmost respect for the martyrs of the UAE.

The memorial opened in 2016 and consists of thirty-one panels leaning on one another to portray unity and solidarity.

 James C McConville also wrote a moving message in the memorial's visitor book. Wam
 James C McConville also wrote a moving message in the memorial's visitor book. Wam

Also on Tuesday Gen McConville met Sheikh , Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces for a wide-ranging discussion on co-operation between America and the UAE.

He was in the UAE as the joint military exercises between the UAE and the United States, dubbed "Iron Union 12", was held.

Gen McConville has a distinguished military career and served in the 2003 Iraq war and in Afghanistan.

He is also a gifted aviator and has flown the Apache attack helicopter among others. McConville was appointed chief of staff this year and the role helps enforce army policies and plans.

Updated: December 18, 2019 08:46 AM

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