Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi honored on Wednesday some heroes of the October War Victory.
This came during the Armed Forces’ 38th cultural seminar to mark the 50th anniversary of the October war victory.
Field Marshall Ahmed Ismail Ali, the Commander-in-Chief of Egypt’s army and minister of defense during the October war, was on top of the honor list.
His son Ambassador Mohamed Ahmed Ismail received the shield of honor on behalf of him.
The honor list also included Field Marshal Mohamed Abdel Ghani Al Gamasi, army chief of operations during the war, and Gen. Saad Eddin El Shazly, military chief of staff at the time of the war. Their sons have also received the shields of honor on behalf of them.
Sisi also honored Staff Maj. Gen. Atef Abdel Ghaffar, from the Artillery Corps, Staff Maj. Gen. Mosaad Sheshtawy Ahmed, from the Infantry Corps, and Staff Maj. Gen. Zaghloul Mohamed Fathi Mohamed, commander of Thunderbolt Battalion 103 during the war.
The honror list also included Air Force Maj. Gen. Hassan Mohamed Mohamed Hassan, and Staff Maj. Gen. Sayed Darwish El Sayed, a troop commander in Thunderbolt Battalion 143 at the time of the war.
Sisi also honored Staff Maj. Gen. Mamdouh Mohamed Shaaban al Yamani, from the Artillery Corps, and Staff Maj. Gen. Adel Sulaiman Mahmoud Wahbi, from the Infantry Corps.
President Sisi has also honored Rear Admiral Mohamed Abdel Aziz Hendy, winner of the Order of the Sinai Star, established in 1972 as Egypt’s highest military honor, and Air Commodore Mohamed Diaa Eddin Mahmoud.
The honor list also included honorary second lieutenant Abdel Moaty Abdullah Eissa, winner of the Order of the Sinai Star, and Mosaed Shahid El Morsy Mahmoud El Morsy, an artillery hero.
Sisi also honored Serg. Abdel Wahhab Ali Ali Al Battawy, from the Military Engineers Corps, Serg. Wagieh Boules Mousa, a navy hero, and soldier Saber Ahmed Khalifa Ali, from the Military Engineers Corps.