Apparently there was an Islamic general called Khalid ibn al-Walid.
Khālid ibn al-Walīd, byname Sīf, or Sayf, Allāh (Arabic: “Sword of God”), (died 642)
Apparently Khalid conquered Mecca alongside Muhammad, and then conquered the Arabian peninsula and Iraq, before routing the Byzantine empire in Syria and Palestine.
Khalid is regarded as having secured the spread of Islam in a number of provinces.
Khālid was later converted (627/629) and joined Muhammad in the conquest of Mecca in 629; thereafter he commanded a number of conquests and missions in the Arabian Peninsula. After the death of Muhammad, Khālid recaptured a number of provinces that were breaking away from Islam. He was sent northeastward by the caliph Abū Bakr to invade Iraq, where he conquered Al-Ḥīrah. Crossing the desert, he aided in the conquest of Syria; and, though the new caliph, ʿUmar, formally relieved him of high command (for unknown reasons), Khālid remained the effective leader of the forces facing the Byzantine armies in Syria and Palestine. Routing the Byzantine armies, he surrounded Damascus, which surrendered on Sept.
Is Khalid a celebrated figure in Islam?