July 15, 1928 ~ Nov. 6, 1950
“Korean War Lynx” against one platoon
- First victory in confrontation with the Chinese Communist Army, participating in the Battle of Bihosan.
- Fighting alone against an enemy platoon.
'Suck.' So startled and couldn't even scream. He had to swallow his breath. Eyes met with the Chinese Army. It was a lot more exciting and calming than expected. Although he had experienced several battles in which he attacked or blocked, it was the first time he had been caught while secretly examining the positions of the Chinese Communist Forces. For a moment, hair curled up. At the same time, he clenched his fists. One by one, the Chinese Army ran screaming and running. couldn't step back. He remembered that he had to defeat at least one more person as much as possible.
On November 6, 1950, Mt. Bihosan, Gaecheon-gun, Pyoengannam-do Province. For the past week, the foothills of the mountain have been stained with blood. After the outbreak of the Korean War, the South Korean Army, which had been defeated by the North Korean Army, turned the tide by successfully carrying out the Incheon amphibious operation. However, when the Chinese Army stepped in to help North Korea, the South Korean Army was relatively weak. A fierce battle continued over the Bihosan Heights. At 8 A.M. that day, Private Kim Ok-sang, a member of the 5th Regiment of the 7th Division, approached the outpost of the Chinese Communist Army alone to figure out the enemy's movements and forces. While looking around the camp carefully, he encountered a platoon of the Chinese Communist Army. Private Kim engaged in a decisive hand-to-hand battle alone. He alone had a record of defeating several Chinese troops and died fiercely. A 22-year-old young man gave his life to the country like this.
Private Kim Ok-sang was born in Bongdeok-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu. He enlisted in the Army on August 24, 1950. He served as a rifleman in the Korean War from November 1 to 6 in the battles around Mt.Bihosan, in Gaecheon. His spirit of sacrifice for the country raised the morale of the South Korean and UN Forces. Shortly after his death, the artillery of the US 1st Corps succeeded in defending the position with the help of artillery. He also secured a bridgehead on the Cheongcheon River and led to victory in the Battle of Bihosan. He is currently asleep at the 30th Cemetery of the National Cemetery in Seoul National Cemetery.