Weekend Trip to Geoje Island (12 of 14) – Birthplace of Kim Yeong-Sam

This is where long-time political opposition figure and former Korean President Kim Young-Sam was born. They've since built a museum next to his childhood home.

One of the highlights of his career was when he was kicked out of the National Assembly in 1979 by the Park Chung-Hee regime; I just got done reading about that yesterday in the book The Park Chung Hee Era, and the scene in the top photo below is from that incident.

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Steven S. Bammel is president and chief translator/consultant at Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. Economics) and Hanyang University (M.S. Management Strategy), Steven has worked for over twenty years in Korean business and translation. | more about Steven

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