Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dosan Ahn Chang-ho


Dosan Ahn Chang-ho is a Korean/American hero. Ahn Chang Ho was born in Korea. Dosan is the pen name he chose seeing Hawaii for the first time from the ship he was traveling from Korea on in 1902 on his first trip to America. It means Island Mountain.

Dosan was born in Korea in 1878. He is one of Korea's greatest patriotic figures and is also a historical figure in America. He died on March 10, 1938 after being imprisoned and tortured by the Japanese. He was persecuted for his patriotism and love of his country and his people. You can read more about him on the web site dedicated to him.

What interested me was one of his letters, while he was in prison. It's full of love. What a remarkable man. I refer you to the Marmot's Hole, where you will read something wonderful.

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