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Chief of Staff of the Korean Army apologizes for May 18th for the first time

육군총장 역대 첫 5.18 사과, 문정부 군 수뇌부 잇단 사죄

Chief of Staff of the Korean Army apologizes for May 18th for the first time

 

Nam YeongShin(남영신), the Chief of Staff of the Korean Army, officially apologized for the violent suppression by the army during the May 18th Democratization Movement.

 

This is as the Moon Jaein(문재인) government is in place that the military heads are apologizing towards Gwangju citizens and public.

 

Nam said that "the purpose of the military is to protect the lives and assets of the citizens. However, the army was involved at the Gwangju Citizens' Democratization Movement in 1980 May 18th. This is very wrong."

 

This was said at the Army Headquarters of the ChungNam(충남) Gyeryongdae(계룡대) during the national audit of the government when asked about the army's stance of May 18th.

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