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The Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies
at University of California, Riverside
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김영옥은 누구인가


김영옥 대령은 제2차 세계 대전과 한국전쟁에서 최고훈장을 받은 미국 육군 참전 용사다.
제2차 세계 대전 당시, 그는 일본계 2세가 대부분이었던 부대에서 유일한 한국계 미국인 장교였다.
김영옥 재미동포연구소는 이런 김영옥 대령의 이름을 따라 2010년에 설립되었다.

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Young Oak Kim with mother.

Slide 2

Captain Young Oak Kim commands honor gaurds for the US under secretary of War Henry Stimpson in Italy 1944.

Slide 3

Handing over a Sherman tank shell, Battalion Comm. Young Oak Kim encourages a private in Moondeung Valley on the eastern front of Korea in winter of 1952.

Slide 4

Young Oak Kim as a Lt Colonel in 1965.

Slide 5

Young Oak Kim with President of Korea Roh Mo-Hyun and First Lady Kwon Yang-Soo at the Blue House in March 2003.

Slide 6

Young Oak Kim at Moran Medal of Korea ceremony in LA 2003.

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Two of the war orphans taken care of by Young Oak Kim during Korean War thank him when they meet each other in the old site of the orphanage in Seoul in March.

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Young Oak Kim is included as one of four major historical figures in a 5th grade Korean textbook.