Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Company
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, November 24 (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 Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected a company of KPA unit 456. He learned about the company's performance of duty and set forth tasks to be fulfilled to further increase the company's combat capability, expressing great satisfaction over the fact that a-match-for-a hundred soldiers are reliably standing guard over the first line trench on the forefront. He looked after the soldiers' service and living with deep care, going round an educational room, a bedroom, a mess hall, a kitchen, a wash-cum-bath house, a warehouse for the sideline job and other places of the company.
He showed paternal care for every detail of the soldiers' living, asking if there be anything yet to be made for wintering, if they regularly enjoy entertainment and if water is properly pumped up to the height.
The soldiers on the forefront are true revolutionaries devoting themselves to the protection of the security of the country and the happiness of the people, he noted, underscoring the need to pay a special attention to their living.
Hearing the servicepersons of the company to report with pride that they are leading a happy life, having nothing to desire more, though they live on the height more than 1,000 meters above the sea level, he noted that this is possible because they have their dear motherland. He told them to cherish ardent patriotism and defend the most advantageous socialist system centered on the people at the cost of their lives.
He met with commanding officer of the company Son Kyong Ho, son of the Om Pok Sun soldiers' family well known to the country. All children of the family have grown up to be stalwart commanding officers and soldiers to defend the country, he said, highly praising once again the distinguished services made by this family.
He gave the servicepersons of the company a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle as gifts and had a photograph taken with them. He was accompanied by KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong and Ri Yong Chol, member of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and first vice department director of the C.C., the WPK, and Hwang Pyong So, vice department director of the C.C., the WPK.
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