Orange County Korean War Memorial Committee is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) community organization IRS #46-3367140 and it was founded in 2011 by the late Jin Oh Kim, Founding President, a successful businessman and a philanthropist with the mission of designing, constructing, and maintaining a monument to honor the 36,591 brave U.S. men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend and protect the freedom and democracy of the Republic of Korea during the Korean War between 1950 -1953.
Unfortunately, Jin Oh Kim passed away in 2016. His vision and spirit were succeeded by James S. Ro, President of the OC Korean War Memorial Committee.
Since the groundbreaking ceremony on August 14th, 2020, this worthy project received tremendous attention by many generous donors from the Korean American community and we have dedicated the monument on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2021.
O.C. KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
THE LATE JIN OH KIM – FOUNDING PRESIDENT
JAMES SOO RO – PRESIDENT | KIHO PAI -- MEMBER
SUKHEE KANG -- MEMBER | DONGWOO “JOE” PAK -- MEMBER
YOUNG DAE AN – MEMBER | TONY K. PAK -- MEMBER
CHANG DAL KIM -- MEMBER | YOON SOOK PARK -- MEMBER
ADVISORY MEMBERS | MICHELLE PARK STEEL | LOU CORREA | SHARON QUIRK-SILVA
MARILYN HARRIS | KUN SOO LEE | THE LATE MIKE MYUNGKI HONG | LINDA & OZZIE PATZMANN
JONG SHICK CHI | JOHN CHANG | SONG HYE HONG | WINSTON CHOE | JI MI KIM
JAY HOON CHUNG | CHUN BIN YIM | TOM CHONG H. KIM | THOMAS Y. CHUNG
JOHN H. PARK | SEONG HWOAN KIM | GI HONG HAM | K. Y. CHOI | KYUNG A. LEE
IL JIN KIM| JONG HOON KIM | BOK LIM KIM | KYUNG JA KIM | SOON SUN PAIK | MYUNG HO RO
PAUL KIM | YONG KI YI | YOUNG J. SIM | KI YEOP CHUNG | JAI-POONG RYU | HANG UP MOON
CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LOS ANGELES
MINISTRY OF PATRIOTS AND VETERANS’ AFFAIRS, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
WEBSITE VOLUNTEER | HWARANG YOUTH FOUNDATION | YUNA LEE | SEMI PARK