Ex-army chief dies:
Kuwait laid to rest on Wednesday the former retired Lt Gen and chief of general staff Sheikh Saleh AlMohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah who died at the age of 84.
The deceased had dedicated his life to upgrading the capabilities of the Kuwaiti armed forces over the period of his military service.
Beginning in the fifties of the last century, the deceased attended Mons Officer Cadet School in Britain from which he graduated with the rank of First Lieutenant.
Afterward, he attended the Kuwaiti armed forces where he plied his military knowledge with much enthusiasm, enriching the military know-how and the fighting ability of the soldiers and officers who worked with him or under his command.
Entrusted with the task of laying the firm foundation for a modern Kuwaiti army, the deceased embarked on sending overseas scholarship cadets to various countries for training and studying. Helping him in that task was Sheikh Mubarak Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The deceased was given the position of commander of the Kuwaiti Al-Yarmouk Brigade in the 1967 war, which was deployed in Egypt and Syria during that war against Israel which had occupied Palestinian lands.
He also had the position of chief of the general staff in a contingent of the Kuwaiti army sent to fight Israel in the Arab war against Israel in 1973.
In 1980 he retired from military services due to ill health. His long and dedicated service in the Kuwaiti armed forces will always be fondly remembered by those who were close to him and worked with him. (KUNA)