Lee, Moses

Lee, Moses: He fought for the Provisional Government and for the U.S. Air Force.


He hailed from Hawaii. During his study at Utah University, he went to Shanghai, China to learn Korean, history as well as Chinese. He learned lessons about Korean independence from two generals: Lee, Bum-seok and Lee, Chung-cheon. Knowing Moses Lee was a licensed pilot, Kim, Goo gave Korean name Choong-cheon meaning soaring the sky. Under the direction of Kim, Goo, he published English and Chinese newspapers propagating anti-Japanese and the promotion Ko- rean independence movement. During the Pacific War, he served in the U.S. Air Force and participated in the Korean War in the Far East Supreme Command for exchange of POWs. In 2003, the South Korean govern- ment posthumously recognized him with the  Order of Merit of National Foundation / Patriotic People Award for his service for Korean independence.