Mon 20-03-2017 23:08 PM

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince expresses pride in Emirati soldiers

ABU DHABI, 20th March, 2017 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, expressed his pride in the heroism, bravery, sacrifices and altruism of Emirati servicemen on Monday.

He made his remarks at Al Bahar Palace as he received Saeed Humaid Nasser Al Shamsi, an Emirati serviceman who was injured while participating in the Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen.

He spoke about his visit to Al Shamsi at Al Mafraq Hospital and noted that the serviceman insisted on returning to the field although he had lost his arm.

"Al Shamsi said the other arm is still there and can do the job," H.H. Sheikh Mohamed noted.

Sheikh Mohamed read out a text message sent to his cell phone by the serviceman after he recovered.

"Your Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed. Peace be upon you. I am Sergeant Saeed Humaid Nasser Al Shamsi, one of those injured in Operation Restoring Hope. My left arm was amputated. Thank God, I received treatment outside the UAE and I have nothing to complain about, but I request that I be sent back to the military mission. I assure you that my morale is high. I am a soldier and I wish I were martyred instead of sitting in this house," Al Shamsi said in his message to the Crown Prince.

The Crown Prince praised the serviceman as a model and a source of honour who had set the ultimate example of dedication and loyalty to the nation.