lausd names middle school after col. young oak kim

This story is a couple of weeks old, but I think it's pretty cool... Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced that they would set up a middle school named after Korean American war hero Colonel Young Oak Kim: L.A. Names School for Korean-American War Hero.

Young Oak Kim Academy will open in Los Angeles' Koreatown in September. The late Colonel Kim was a highly decorated member of the U.S. Army's 100th Infantry Battalion/42nd Regimental Combat Team who served in World War II and the Korean War.

Born in Los Angeles, Colonel Kim was a second-generation Korean American widely remembered for his wartime heroics. He was awarded medals for courageous and exemplary achievements, and devoted the rest of his life to charity work, helping war orphans and young people. More on Col. Kim here.

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