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Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Unit 842

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

Pyongyang, February 21 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Workers' Party of Korea and people of the DPRK, inspected KPA Unit 842.

He gave soldiers of the unit a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle as gifts before having a photo session with its service personnel.

He first went round the room dedicated to the history of the unit.

After hearing detailed explanation about the organization and development of the unit, he saw photos of successive commanding officers of the unit and recollected with deep emotion the dedications and tireless efforts of President Kim Il Sung and general secretary Kim Jong Il recorded in its history.

The unit could grow to be a-match-for-a hundred combat unit capable of beating back the enemy's surprise attack at one blow under the wise leadership and deep care of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, he said.

Praising the unit for conducting effective education through the room dedicated to its history, he stressed the need for its service personnel to perform feats in the efforts to round off the preparations for combat and bolster its fighting capability, always keeping in mind the glorious history of the unit.

He went round military study rooms to acquaint himself with the combat preparations of the unit.

He was satisfied to learn that all the commanding officers and soldiers are preparing themselves as a-match-for-a hundred stalwart fighters capable of performing any difficult duties in modern warfare.

Looking with deep attention at combat operation plans and sand tables, he clearly indicated important tasks for exerting efforts for combat preparations in the light of the enemy's scenarios for aggression, methods of combat actions and characteristics of arms equipment.

He set forth the tasks to be implemented by the unit, hearing a detailed report on the terrain of the area where it is stationed, defence theatre, combat and technical equipment and the deployment of forces.

Then he went round a service personnel's hall, library and other facilities for ideological and cultural education to learn in detail how politico-ideological education is conducted among soldiers.

He once again noted with appreciation that the unit is conducting political education in a unique manner after successfully building facilities for ideological and cultural education as required by the characteristic features of its soldiers and all of them are leading an ample cultural and emotional life. He called for paying primary attention to the politico-ideological education at all times.

He took deep care of the living of the service personnel, making the rounds of a mess hall, kitchen, non-staple foodstuff store and other logistic facilities.

He was pleased to hear the resolution made by the commanding officers to successfully conduct combat and political training and make thorough preparations and thus turn the unit into today's O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment. He took hands of commanding officers one by one, reluctant to part from him, and told them to visit the unit often, wishing them good health and success in their trainings.

He was accompanied by KPA General Pak Jae Gyong and KPA Lieut. General Ri Tu Song.

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