Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Korean Sergeant Yoon Jang-ho

Sergeant Yoon Jang-ho
Sergeant Yoon Jang-ho, aged 27, of Korea's Dasan Engineering Unit in Afghanistan was killed by a suicide bomber on 27th February 2007. He only had two months left of his tour. 

He was the first Korean soldier to have been killed in a terror attack overseas since the Vietnam War. 

Sgt. Yoon, who went to study in the U.S. at middle school age, was remembered as saying the only way to fulfill his obligation to his hardworking parents was to study hard. 

At university in the U.S., he earned his upkeep by working as a waiter. He returned home on graduation to fulfill his mandatory military service. There, he volunteered to serve in Afghanistan, from where he regularly sent some of his pay to his parents.

1 comment:

  1. Jango-ho, having been to Korea twice, I have a love for your country and people,
    I appreciate your valour in service...
    and that you lived out Jesus words " Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends"
    I consider you my friend, and chingu (friend),
    May God richly bless your sacrifice for freedom!
    Best wishes my friend

    Joseph from Canada


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