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Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit

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

    Pyongyang, April 22 (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 DPRK, inspected KPA Unit 196 situated in the front line area. Conducted by the commander of the unit, he went round the room dedicated to the history of the unit.
    The unit has performed many feats by giving full play to the heroic stamina of the KPA not only during the wartime but in the period of socialist construction, he said, calling upon the servicepersons of the unit to demonstrate the ever-victorious might in the future, too, by preserving the tradition of such proud struggle. Seeing the materials on those servicemen of merits who have devoted themselves to increasing the combat capability of the unit while serving in it for years, he highly appreciated their feats.
    The hearts of the servicepersons of the KPA are beating high with the revolutionary soldier spirit the core of which is the spirit of devotedly defending the leader, the spirit of implementing his instructions at the risk of their lives and the heroic self-sacrificing spirit, he said, stating that no force on earth can match the strength of the KPA which has inherited the brilliant traditions of the anti-Japanese struggle. After acquainting himself with the unit's performance of duty, he set forth the tasks to be carried out by the unit to increase its combat capability.
    Making the rounds of a servicepersons' hall, a library, a photo studio and other entertainment and educational facilities, he praised the unit for having trained all the servicepersons to be indomitable fighters like heroes Ri Su Bok and Kang Ho Yong by effectively conducting the revolutionary education, class education and education in socialist patriotism by various forms and methods.
    Enjoying a bird's-eye view of the command of the unit covered with green foliage, he highly praised its commanding officers and soldiers for having kept the compound of the barracks and its surroundings neat and tidy and assiduously managed the unit and its economic life the way the anti-Japanese guerrillas did.
    Then he went round a bedroom, a mess hall, a non-staple food store, a food processing room, a wash-cum-bath house, a barber's, an outdoor resting place and other supply service facilities. He appreciated the efforts made by commanding officers and their families, noting it is very good that they are taking deep care of the living of the servicepersons as their real parents would do.
    He had a photo session with the servicepersons of the unit. He was accompanied by KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong, First Vice Department Director of the WPK Central Committee Ri Jae Il and Vice Department Director of the same committee Hwang Pyong So.



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