In June Juche 29(1940) the Japanese imperialists enlisted massive troops in “punitive” operations against the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, its main target being the KPRA Headquarters.
The main unit of the KPRA led by Kim Il Sung was conducting military activities in the area of Antu County, China, when it suddenly encountered the Japanese “new army,” one of the most vicious troops.
Immediately analyzing the prevailing circumstances and the features of the terrain, Kim Il Sung ordered the unit to gain the superiority of firepower over the enemy, while all the guerrillas rushing towards a height. Then he commanded the battle from a rock on the ridge of the mountain.
Kim Jong Suk kept a close watch on the surrounding for the safety of Kim Il Sung and then she noticed that some enemy soldiers hiding in a reed field were approaching.
At that hair-raising moment, Kim Jong Suk, shouting “Comrade Commander!” and shielding him with her own body, shot an enemy soldier in the front. Kim Il Sung, turning back, shot another enemy soldier over her shoulder. They both shot all the enemy soldiers in the reed field dead.
In this way Kim Jong Suk ensured the safety of Kim Il Sung with credit.
Though they were only a few steps she took in a moment to protect his safety, they are recorded in history as indelible ones for saving the destiny of the Korean revolution and nation.
She also performed heroic feats ensuring the security of the Headquarters at the battle of Fusong county town by checking the enemy at the col in the eastern hill and many other battles and marches.
Kim Jong Suk was always uncompromising in supporting the revolutionary ideas of Kim Il Sung and implemented his orders without any deviation.
Noble image of Kim Jong Suk in the days of anti-Japanese war is enshrined in the mind of the Korean service personnel and people as the great model of a bodyguard who defended the leader unto death.
The Korean army and people celebrate the centenary of the birth anniversary of Kim Jong Suk this year.