Chung Eun-yong,Who Helped Expose U.S. Killings of Koreans, Dies at 91

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Chung Eun-yong ran to his wife and embraced her. She collapsed in his arms, sobbing. He asked and asked about their two young children, but she could not answer.

“At that moment, I realized what happened,” he said. “And I knew I was never going to have another happy day in my life.”

What he had grasped was that his daughter and son were dead. He spent the rest of his life trying to find out how and why that had happened.

Over the years Mr. Chung — who died on Aug. 1 at 91 at his home in Daejeon, South Korea — amassed evidence that American troops had systematically killed more than 100, and possibly as many as 400, civilian refugees early in the Korean War near a railroad bridge outside the South Korean village of No Gun Ri. He sent more than a dozen petitions to the American government demanding an apology and compensation.

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