SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A high school student has made headlines for donating 10 million won (US $8,435) to the ROK Navy’s “Love for the Navy Foundation,” asking the Navy to help the bereaved families of the victims of the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan in 2010.
According to the Navy on Monday, Kim Yoon-soo, a 3rd grade high school student at Okcheon High School, located in Okcheon County, North Chungcheong Province, made a generous donation.
Since his third year in middle school, Kim has visited the 46 sailors’ graves in Daejeon National Cemetery every year to pay deep tribute to their dedication and sacrifice.
Then, after seeing the young bereaved families of the Cheonan victims at the national cemetery on Memorial Day in June, 2017, he came to think of helping them.
This is why Kim started making and selling T-shirts to commemorate the memory of the sailors who lost their lives in the Cheonan incident.
The 10 million won Kim donated this time was generated by selling T-shirts since last year.
On Monday morning, Kim returned to the cemetery of the 46 sailors of the Cheonan.
He then visited Gyeryongdae military headquarters in Sorth Chungcheong Province to deliver a donation certificate and 80 T-shirts to Adm. Sim Seung-Seob, Chief of Naval Operations.
Delivering an appreciation plaque to Kim, Adm. Sim said, “Kim’s good deeds will ring a bell not only for the Navy but also for our society as it marks the month of patriots.”
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)