The Royal Thai Navy has built a new home for a Sattahip-based marine who lost both legs when a bomb went off during a patrol in Thailand’s restive south.
Vice Adm. Sonthaya Noichaya presented the three-bedroom, two-bath home in Nakhon Ratchasima to Sommai Seemaung, mother of Petty Officer 1st Class Suthin Seemuang, Jan. 24 in the Central Thailand city.
Petty Officer 1st Class Suthin Seemuang and family receive their house from the Royal Thai Navy.
A member of the Marine Transportation Corps, Suthin was on patrol in Narathiwat Sept. 5, investigating offensive graffiti on a road sign when a bomb exploded, injuring him and three others. Suthin suffered a double amputation and continuously needs additional treatment in a Bangkok hospital.
Top navy officials commended the sailor for his bravery, awarding him 690,000 baht for a new home and ordering servicemen to build the house on a 98-sq. meter parcel within 90 days.
Suthin thanked the navy for their concern and help, saying even with his disability, he wants to continue to service his country.