Son Won Il

	손원일

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 Son Won Il's Career

led the Maritime Affairs Association. The Association evolved into the Marine Defense Group on November 11, 1945 (later became Navy Foundation Day) and later became the Korean Coast Guard, which was formed in Jinhae. After the new Republic of Korea government was established on August 15, 1948, the Korean Coast Guard was formally renamed the Republic of Korea Navy, and Sohn became the first Chief of Naval Operations of the ROK Navy on September 5, 1948.

After relieved from the service, he was appointed as the fifth Minister of National Defense, and the first ambassador to West Germany .

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 Son Won Il's Legacy

In honor of Sohn, the ROKSSohn Won-yil(SS 072), the first ofSohn Won-yilclass submarines , was commissioned in 2007, named after him.

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 Son Won Il's References

  1. The Father of the ROK Navy: The Late Admiral Sohn Won-Yil". Republic of Korea Navy Official Website. Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  2. "손원일 중장". War Memorial Museum Official Website. Retrieved May 2, 2007.
  3. "Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea: The Early Years (1945 to 1957)". Commander U.S. Naval Forces Korea, U.S. Navy Official Website. Retrieved March 4, 2007.

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