Jeon Woo-won, the grandson of the late Chun Doo-hwan토토사이트, who apologized to the victims and bereaved families of the May 18th Democratization Movement, said, “It is not the duty of a citizen to stand by and observe history just because he was not born in those days.”
This is a refutation of Jang Se-dong, former chief of staff of the Airborne Special Forces Command, who said, “I was not even born at that time (May 1980).”
Woo Won appeared on KBS radio on the 18th and answered as follows when asked about his position on Jang’s remarks.
On the 9th, Mr. Jang, who was close to Chun Doo-hwan, responded displeased with Woo-won’s apology, saying, “If I need it, I have no reason not to apologize ten times, a hundred times, or a thousand times. But my grandson (Jeon Woo-won) was not even born at that time.” showed
Woo Won said, “There is a reason for learning history. Even if you were not born at that time, there are many things you can learn and know. There is a saying that a nation that has forgotten history has no future.”
Prior to Jang, Chun Doo-hwan’s wife, Lee Soon-ja, sent a KakaoTalk message to her grandson Woo-Won last month, saying, “You, who were not born on May 18, don’t go anywhere presumptuously and take care of what has happened to you.”