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Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Company

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 DPRK National Defence Commission, inspected a reconnoitering company of KPA Unit 720.

After receiving a salute, he watched its servicemen in training.

He set forth tasks to be fulfilled to increase the combat capability of the company, greatly satisfied to learn that all servicemen of the company have been trained into a-match-for-a-hundred fighters who have acquired admirable combat technique and capability by implementing the WPK’s policy of training to the letter.

He watched various species of young trees planted by the servicemen in and around the compound of the barracks during the spring tree-planting season and highly praised them for their patriotism, saying those trees would form a thick woodland several decades later.

Then he went round an educational room, a bedroom, a mess hall, a kitchen, a wash-cum-bath house, a sideline products store, an outdoor resting place and other places of the company.

He took measures for providing better living conditions to the soldiers, saying that the company should not let the soldiers standing guard over a post in the remote mountain area have any inconvenience in their living.

He met with Kim Yong Gil, Ri Yong Jin, Choe Kum Chol and other soldiers who have distinguished themselves in their service and had a warm conversation with them.

He said nothing is more memorable and worthwhile than the days spent by one as a soldier with a rifle in hands, highly praising them for having devoted all their wisdom and energies to their combat and political training, supply service and management of the company with awareness that his faithful service means patriotism.

He spared time to watch an art performance given by servicemen of the company.

He gave the servicemen of the company a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle as gifts before having a photo session with them.

He was accompanied by KPA Generals Ri Myong Su and Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Yong Chol, member of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and first vice department director of the C.C., WPK.

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