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NSF to be awarded medal of bravery for keeping calm

NSF to be awarded medal of bravery for keeping calm

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From MINDEF Press Release:

From Kementah.blogspot.com

A NSF who was robbed of his assault rifle at Pasir Labia camp is to be awarded a medal of bravery for diffusing a potentially violent conflict that could have resulted in some blisters and abrasion.

To prevent bloodshed, NSF Kang Tai, 22, gave in without a fight when faced with a robber armed with a screwdriver who demanded his SAR 21 rifle.

This turned out to be a ploy as the robber did not managed to get away because he was subsequently apprehended by others who knew that the rifle he had taken was not loaded.

The NSF’s actions have since been praised by the military, with credit given to the soldier’s tough training and smarts.

“Men who have been trained for war would rather live in peace,” said Supreme General of the Army, Jin Seow Onn, who applauded his man for his quick thinking.

The NSF’s actions are also viewed to be satisfactory as they abide by the culture of National Service.

One of the NSF’s platoon mates said: “He knew that his life is more important than having to endure a scuffle as a result of undergoing mandatory training that he most likely did not sign up for.”

To prevent the public-at-large from losing faith in the military’s prowess, Supreme General Jin gave his reassurance that soldiers today are all well-trained and raring to go for a fight.

Until it officially starts.