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Chae Myung-shin

Chae Myung-shin (채명신, 蔡命新, born November 27, 1926) is a Republic of Korea Army general and Commanding Officer of ROK forces in Vietnam (ROKFV) during the Vietnam War.

Korean War[]

Chae Myung-shin commanded Skeleton Corps, guerrilla corps during the Korean War, and became the authority on guerrilla tactics of the South Korean Army. Chae remarked South Korean Comfort Women Units during Korean War in his memoir Beyond the Deadline (사선을 넘고넘어) published in 1994.[1]

Vietnam War[]

Chae served as a ROKFV Commanding Officer during the Vietnam War. Chae adopted strong tactics for the Vietnamese as an authority on guerrilla tactics. Chae's harsh policy caused strong disunion with William Westmoreland, the chief of staff of the United States Forces.[2] When the Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre occurred, William Westmoreland demanded Chae Myung-shin the investigation several times.[3][4] Chae replied the criminals were Viet Cong.[3] However, Colonel Robert Morehead Cook, United States Army inspector general concluded the massacre was conducted by the South Korean Marines.[5]

References[]

  1. "한국군도 '위안부' 운용했다". OhmyNews. 2002-02-22. http://www.ohmynews.com/NWS_Web/view/at_pg.aspx?CNTN_CD=A0000067241&PAGE_CD=. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  2. "The Cold Warrior". Newsweek. April 10, 2000. http://www.newsweek.com/2000/04/09/the-cold-warrior.html. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kim Chang-seok (2000-11-15). ""한국군도 많이 당했다" 채명신 전 주월한국군총사령관 인터뷰… 남베트남군 사령관 만나 사과한 적도". http://h21.hani.co.kr/section-021003000/2000/021003000200011150334008.html. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  4. 문서 가운데 '쿠앙남성의 퐁니·퐁넛마을 민간인 학살사건'(1968년 2월12일)과 관련해 그와 웨스트몰랜드 주월미군사령관 사이에서 오갔던 서신들을 제시했다.그는 처음에는 이 서신 교환이 단순한 정보교류 차원에서 이뤄진 것이라고 했으나, 곧 미군쪽 조사요청이 여러 번 있었고 그 요청에 따라 한국군사령부가 자체적으로 조사를 벌인 사실이 있다고 인정했다.민간인 학살 의혹과 관련해 미군쪽의 정식 조사 요청은 몇번이나 있었나.글쎄, 여러 차례 있었을 것이다.

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  5. Go Gyeong-tae (2000-11-15). "잠자던 진실, 30년만에 깨어나다 "한국군은 베트남에서 무엇을 했는가"… 미국 국립문서보관소 비밀해제 보고서·사진 최초공개". http://h21.hani.co.kr/section-021003000/2000/021003000200011150334040.html. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 

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