Kim, Chang-bin(Choon-ha)


Kim, Chang-bin(Choon-ha): He was in charge of covert documents for the Provisional Government after the March First Independence Movement.

Kim, Chang-bin joined the 1919 March First Independence Movement  in  Pyoungyang.  In 1920, he was charged with delivering confidential documents from the Provisional Government to thirteen provinces in Korea. A nation-wide arrest warrant was out to apprehend him. In 1920, he was exiled to Shanghai and participated in all the activities around the Provisional Government. He then arrived  in Los   Angeles where he changed his name to Kim, Choon-ha in 1922. When he  met Dosan Ahn Chang Ho in Shanghai, Dosan advised him to go to America for further study. Upon his arrival in Los Angeles, he immediately joined Hung Sa Dahn. membershp: #270. Kim, Choon- ha followed the instructions from Dosan for the rest of his life. Later, he invited his wife from Korea after 35 years of absence. He was a devout Christian. He learned Christian religiosity from Dosan who also taught Kim that the best thing in life is to possess a faithful friend. He was filled with the spirit of Hung Sa Dahn all over. He passed away in 1983 at the age of 92 and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn in Hollywood. In 1996, the South Korean government posthumously recognized him with the Order of the National Foundation / Patriotic People Award for his anti-Japanese fight for Korean independence.


Kim, Chang-bin (Choon-ha) his wife, Wee, Myung-ho. Both were Hung Sa Dahn members