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Paik Sun Yup

Major General of the Republic of Korea Army from 1945-1950.

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b. 1921

Paik Sun Yup served as a ROK military officer for the duration of the Korean War. Notably, he was a Major General, ROK Army, from 1945-1950, and ROK Army Chief of Staff from 1952-1953.

Second Lieutenant, Manchurian Army, 1941-1945; First Lieutenant, ROK Army, 1945-1950; Major General, ROK Army, 1951-1952; Lieutenant General, ROK Army, 1952; ROK Army Chief of Staff, 1952-1953; Chairman, ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1960