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Chung, Woon-soo

Chung, Woon-soo: He was in charge of the Kwang Bok (Korean Liberation) Army and Korean-American guerilla training.

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During attendance at Yonhee (now Yonsei) Uni- versity in 1926 in Seoul, he actively participated in June 10 Man-sae demonstrations. After this event, he went to Princeton Theological Semi- nary and he got his master’s degree. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1942, he wrote an anti-Japanese article for All  Korean  Congress in Washington, D.C. Later, he was appoint- ed as an adviser for Syngman Rhee of U.S. Diplomacy Committee around March of 1942. In 1943, he became a second lieutenant after he was trained at U.S. Air Force Academy in 1943. Later, he was requested by the U.S. Army to evaluate the Korean potential forces for U.S.- Korean military training. He carefully prepared such report for Kwang Bok Army Zone 1 and 2 in China. He was asked to participate in OSS operation for guerrilla warfare in communication field with those Kwang Bok Zone Units. The military operational units flew on August 17 from China to Seoul, however, they returned back to China as it was not safe for them to operate. The plot was scrapped due to Korean liberation in 1945. In 1990, the South Korean government posthumously recognized Order of Merit of National Foundation / Patriotic People Award for his dedication for Korean independence movement.

 

 

▲ Chung, Woon-soo(right) and Lee, Bum-suk




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