Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, inspected a civil police post under KPA Unit 171 and a post of the third company of the second battalion under the unit guarding the forefront.
The first leg of his inspection was the civil police post.
At the observation post he watched the enemy’s position facing the post and learned in detail about the enemy situation.
He highly praised the servicemen for always keeping themselves fully combat ready.
He noted that the Korean revolution is making triumphant progress, foiling the moves of the reactionaries at home and abroad thanks to the unknown efforts and warm patriotism of the front-line soldiers standing guard over the defense line of the country as firm as an iron wall.
The Marshal said:
“All the servicemen of the post standing in fierce confrontation with the enemy despite rain or snow and whether they are known or unknown are patriots.”
He instructed them to further tighten their front-line guard duty as required by the prevailing situation, always remembering the expectation of the party, the revolution, the country and its people.
He underscored the need for them to fully prepare themselves politically and ideologically and in military technique so as to beat back any surprise invasion by the enemy at a single blow.
To do so it is important to have strong faith and optimism that the socialist cause is sure to triumph and arm themselves with the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. class consciousness, he stressed.
He went round a bedroom, mess hall and daily food store of the post to take warm care of its servicemen’s living.
He gave a pair of binoculars, automatic rifle and machine gun to the post as gifts and had a photo taken with its servicemen.
The next leg of his inspection was the post of the third company of the second battalion under the unit.
He looked round the monument to the field guidance erected to convey the exploits of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il to posterity.
He said with deep emotion that coming to his mind, visiting the post, was Kim Jong Il who visited it during the Arduous March when the country was undergoing great difficulties.
He instructed the servicemen of the post to defend it which is an eastern gate to the country as firm as an iron wall, true to the noble intention of Kim Jong Il.
Going round a bed room, education room and mess hall, he said that there was nothing to spare for the servicemen on the forefront and it was necessary to make sure that the measures taken by the party pay off. He told the commanding officers to make redoubled efforts to provide the better living conditions to the servicemen.
He gave the post a pair of binoculars, an automatic rifle and a machine gun as gifts and had a photo taken with its servicemen.
He noted that the people of the DPRK can sleep in peace and the supreme commander feels reassured as the service personnel of KPA Unit 171 are standing guard over the forefront as firm as an iron wall. He reposed the deepest trust in them, saying that the Central Committee of the WPK deeply trusts them.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, and Army General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the KPA General Staff, Army Col. General So Hong Chan, first vice-minister of the People’s Armed Forces, and Army Col. General Pak Jong Chon, vice-chief of the KPA General Staff and director of its Fire-Command Department.