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Kim Jong Un Inspires Commanding Officers of KPA Combined Units
Pyongyang, April 2 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, met the commanding officers of the combined units of the KPA and inspired them on the spot on April 1 after being told that they had successfully completed their study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt. Paektu.

He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Jong Nam, Pyon In Son, So Hong Chan, Yun Tong Hyon, Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Yong Chol and Pak Jong Chon.

He acknowledged the cheers of the commanding officers and had a talk with them.

He was pleased to hear from them that they learned about the indomitable faith and will of the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners, while following their footsteps, and deeply grasped the ardent patriotism and revolutionary optimism with which they pictured the liberated country to themselves while sleeping on snow.

He highly praised them for having renewed through the study tour their firm pledge to become commanding officers of O Jung Hup type who carry out the revolutionary duties given by the party like those of the anti-Japanese guerilla army, shouting the slogan "Forward, following me!" bearing deep in mind the revolutionary spirit of Mt. Paektu.

He was present at the oath-taking meeting of the KPA commanding officers held in front of the statue of President Kim Il Sung of the Samjiyon Grand Monument. It was attended by the commanding officers of the combined units of the KPA who participated in the study tour.

He made a speech before its participants.

He said that, seeing the photos of tour-making commanding officers in sky-spirit every day, he felt as if he were joining them in the tour, adding he renewed his firm will to successfully implement the behests of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il by steadfastly carrying forward the Juche revolution started in Mt. Paektu.

The commanding officers of the combined units might have experienced snowstorm in Mt. Paektu during the forced march, sleeping and eating outside just as the anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters did, he noted, adding in this course they might have not only deeply grasped the immortal exploits of President Kim Il Sung who ate in the wind and slept in the dews to victoriously lead the great anti-Japanese war but known better about the origin of our revolution and how its tradition was established.

He stressed that the study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in Mt. Paektu area was organized to raise a strong wind of education in the revolutionary traditions throughout the army to complete the Korean revolution in the revolutionary spirit of Mt. Paektu.

The party has very deep trust and great expectation for the commanding officers of the combined units, he said, stressing the need to dynamically wage the struggle to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists with the arms of the revolution, arms of the working class, which originated from the stormy Mt. Paektu.

He indicated tasks and ways which would serve as guidelines for rounding off the combat preparations and bolstering up the fighting capabilities.

There were speeches to evince their resolutions.

The speakers renewed their firm determination to infuse into the service personnel the indomitable revolutionary spirit of the anti-Japanese fighters, who shouted the slogan for wiping out the enemy even if they died a hundred times, true to the noble intention of the supreme commander who called the young commanding officers to the battle sites of Mt. Paektu and to blow up all strongholds of the U.S. imperialist aggressors and other hostile forces once an order is issued.

A letter to all the service personnel of the KPA was adopted at the meeting.

On the same day Kim Jong Un had a photo session with the commanding officers of the combined units who took part in the study tour.

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