Lee, Tae-mo: As a son-in-law of patriot Jeon, Myeong-woon, he participated in OSS Operation.

전명운 의사 사위로 OSS작전에 참가한 이태모


He became a Korea independence patriot by participation in OSS Operation and NAPKO Project in 1945 and was discharged from the U.S. Army in the same year. His father-in-law Jeon, Myeong- woon became a patriot when he assassinated Durham Stevens in San Francisco ferry in 1908. We now have two patriots coming from father-in-law and a son-in-law. When he came to America, he joined Hung Sa Dahn. His badge number is 281. Min. Pyong-yong interviewed him athis home in Venice, California near Santa Monica in 1983. He said: “I am well aware of my proud father- in-law who assassinated a pro-Japanese diplomat of which I am truly proud.” However, his wife, Rosemary who was born here, said,”I do not know it well as my dad did not share his life. What I re- call was that when I was at an orphanage, my dad often visited and took me to Chinatown to eat.” They had four children: Karen, Janet, Richard and Dennis. In 2014, the South Korean government recognized him with the National Foundation Commendation for his service for Korean independence.



▲ Lee, Tae-mo & wife Margaret Jeon