Supreme Army Commander lauds Lt. Somjit, promises pay raise and promotion

August 25th, 2008 - 9:52 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Supreme Army Commander General Boonsarng Niempradit (บุญสร้าง เนียมประดิษฐ์) expressed his great admiration for First Lieutenant Somjit Jongjohor (สมจิตร จงจอหอ) for his representation of the nation at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and his taking of the gold for flyweight boxing. General Boonsarng indicated that Lt. Somjit’s triumph was not only in obtaining the medal but also in illustrating his commitment and determination, especially in his advanced age. The commander said that Lt. Somjit must exercise great discipline and thus is an honorable indspiration.

The Supreme Army Commander said that he is considering promoting the olympian and also giving him a pay raise. He said that a welcoming banquet would be organized from him and other benefits would also be arranged. The commander personally noted that he will find an oppurtunity to call Lt. Somjit and congratulate him.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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