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Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, November 9 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected KPA Unit 847. He first looked round the room devoted to the history of the unit, guided by its commander.
    He highly appreciated the laudable successes made by the unit in the past, saying that this unit of merit has fully demonstrated its heroic stamina in defending the country and building socialism as it has glorified the tradition and history of great single-minded unity and displayed its might in the staunch spirit of devotedly defending the leader.
    He dropped in at an operation command room to receive a report on the situation from the commander of the unit and learn about its performance of duty. He set forth tasks to be fulfilled to increase the combat capability of the unit, expressing his satisfaction over the fact that the servicepersons of the unit are performing their duties in a responsible manner by firmly equipping themselves with the Juche-oriented combat methods of the WPK through their intensive combat and political training and maintaining a high degree of revolutionary vigilance and militant alertness.
    He familiarized himself with the political work among servicepersons, going round the soldiers hall and other entertainment and educational facilities. Seeing a variety of educational materials in the hall and visual aids in different places of the unit, he was very pleased to learn that the unit is conducting effective political work after building modern entertainment and educational facilities to suit the characteristic features of the soldiers. He underscored the need to pay primary attention to the ideological education at all times.
    Then he looked round facilities for supply service to acquaint himself in detail with the soldiers' living.
    He highly praised the servicepersons of the unit for their tenacious work style, noting it is great success that the unit has realized a high-level of electrification not only at the command of the unit and its sub-units but in the houses of officers' families by use of the electricity produced by the power station built by itself and it has brought about a fresh improvement in the servicepersons' living by successfully doing the sideline job including stock-breeding and farming.
    The servicepersons of the KPA have brought about great changes today by waging a strenuous struggle despite all sorts of difficulties in the revolutionary spirit of Mt. Paektu, he said, adding that the KPA's revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and fortitude, the spirit of creating anything from nothing, constitutes a powerful engine dynamically steering the times and the revolution.
    He had a photo session with the servicepersons of the unit.
    He was accompanied by KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyong Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong, First Vice Department Director of the WPK Central Committee Ri Jae Il and Vice Department Director of the WPK Central Committee Hwang Pyong So.

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