Lee, Jong-sil

Lee, Jong-sil: He was actively involved in the NAPKO Project to infiltrate the Korean peninsula.

He was initially conscripted as a student soldier by the Japanese government to fight the war in Southeast Asia in 1945. He escaped to the British army stationed in India. He later participated in the NAPKO Project to infiltrate the various spots of the Korean peninsula after he trained in Catalina Island in Southern California. In 1999, the South Korean government posthumously recognized him with the National Foundation Commendation for his service for Korean independence.