Miracle Created during War
One day in January Juche 42 (1953), when the Fatherland Liberation War was at its height, Kim Il Sung, Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, received an urgent report that a soldier had been rushed to the ICU of a field hospital after blocking the muzzle of an enemy pillbox with his own breast to open up the way for his company to charge.
Kim Il Sung immediately called the hospital and asked its commanding officer to revive the soldier, saying that he was a priceless asset of the Party and the country.
Then he continued to say: It is unprecedented in the world history of war that a man could be still alive after blocking the gun muzzle of a pillbox; it would be a miracle created in our country if we snatched him from the jaws of death; we must save him at any cost; it is a combat order.
Medical officers and nurses donated their blood for the soldier who had been fatally wounded with 11 bullets and numerous pieces of shrapnel. Two rounds of operations were conducted. But the patient often lost consciousness prior to the third operation.
When all were at a loss for what to do, Kim Il Sung called the hospital again over the phone. After being told that a medical team had not yet arrived from Pyongyang, he told the medical workers of the hospital not to merely cling to set formula but boldly conduct the operation on their own.
The operation succeeded and the soldier regained consciousness. On receiving a report about this over the phone, Kim Il Sung was very pleased.
It was a miracle indeed.