Civilian women who spied on NK during Korean War honored

Civilian women who spied on NK during Korean War honored

This photo shows members of Korean Liaison Office (KLO) who conducted guerilla attacks and espionage operations under the United Nations Command during the Korean War. Courtesy of Capital Mechanized Infantry Division of Korea

By Lee Yeon-woo

According to the Ministry of Defense, civilian women who served as southern spy agents in North Korea during the 1950-53 Korean War will receive financial compensation for the first time now that their service has been granted.

According to the Ministry of, Wednesday’s deliberative committee on compensation for irregular military service has benefited 16 civilian women who worked from the founding of the Republic of Korea in August 1948 to the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. Acknowledged. July 1953.

Impersonating the mother and wife of an evacuated family, these women invaded North Korean territory and spy on North Korean military forces. They were linked to units such as the South Korean Liaison Office (KLO), which undertook guerrilla raids and espionage under the command of the United Nations during this period.

“During the Korean War, a significant number of women were involved in KLO’s operations. However, it was difficult to confirm their activities because they were dissolved after the armistice agreement. His Lim Chun-young, chairman of the committee, founded in April 2021, has undergone several stages of review to recognize their benefits. I received this opportunity.

“Given her old age, I will compensate as soon as possible. We hope the compensation will make them proud and give us our honor.” ] to repay Korea’s darkest hour.”


Credit/Source : KoreaTimes

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