Sailor returns lost wallet to South Korean golfer

Friday, 14 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 50 By  Patcharapol Panrak

A Royal Thai Navy sailor earned the gratitude of a South Korean golfer when he returned the tourist’s wallet left in a Sattahip restroom.

Jung Tae Huohin, 19, thanked Chief Petty Officer Somrat Kijdee, 44, at Sattahip Police Station Dec. 1 for return of the wallet, which contained 5,600 baht and identification cards.

The Air and Coastal Defense Command sailor said he found the wallet in a restroom the Tesco-Lotus department store and immediately called police. Police notified the South Korean embassy, which contacted Jung, a student on holiday in the kingdom.

Jung said he was impressed and touched by the honesty shown and he will spread the word back home about the kindness he received.

Jung Tae Huohin (right) thanks Chief Petty Officer Somrat Kijdee (left) for returning his wallet. Jung Tae Huohin (right) thanks Chief Petty Officer Somrat Kijdee (left) for returning his wallet.

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