Veterans group donates uniform fabric, necessities to marines

Friday, 27 December 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 52 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Military veterans donated fire-resistant fabric and basic necessities to marines serving in Thailand’s strife-ridden south.

Adm. Chaiwat Sathondee, head of the War Veterans Organization, made the donation while laying flower garlands at the Royal Thai Marines monument at Krom Luang Chumphon Camp in Sattahip Dec. 17.

The group presented 200 rolls of the digital camouflage fabric, which can be crafted into uniforms, and 5,000 packages of daily necessities to Vice Adm. Sonthaya Noichaya, commander of the Marine Corps.

Military veterans donate fire-resistant fabric and basic necessities to marines heading to Thailand’s strife-ridden south.Military veterans donate fire-resistant fabric and basic necessities to marines heading to Thailand’s strife-ridden south.

Adm. Chaiwat also thanked the marines for ordering products in the past from the War Veterans group, providing it revenue needed to aid 3 million retired service people in Thailand and their families.

He said the group believes in the importance of marines as the unit maintaining peace in the three southern provinces. Peace, however, has been in short supply since 2004, with more than 7,000 people, including hundreds of servicemen, killed in the separatist insurgency.

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