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Catching the Spirit, U.S. Command Given DVDs about U.S.- Korea Alliance

Reverend Kim Chang-Bom, Dr. Kim Sang-Chul, General B.B. Bell, Bishop Dr. Kim, Hong-do, President Louis Dechert

Dr. Kim Sang-Chul (Left), Bishop Dr. Kim Hong-do, and General B. B. Bell.
(Photos by SFC Lozano, Horacio, US Army)
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U.S. soldiers in Korea are now able to watch a 20-minute documentary about the spiritual meaning of the U.S.-Korea Alliance. Leaders of patriotic organizations have presented 3,000 DVD copies of the documentary Unite Us in Thy Righteousness, sponsored and produced by Kumnan Methodist Church in Seoul and the Save North Korea Foundation. The presentation was made on June 26 to General B. B. Bell, in his offices at the Combined Forces Command in Yongsan, Seoul.

General B. B. Bell, US/UN/CFC Commander and Chaplain (Col) Samuel Boon, accepted the donation of the DVDs from The Bishop Dr. Kim Hong-Do, Senior Pastor of the Kumnan Church, the world’s largest Methodist Church, and Dr. Kim Sang-chul, Save North Korea Chairman. Louis Dechert, President of the Korean War Veterans Association (USA), Chaplain Boon and Reverend Kim Chang-Bom, Secretary-General of Save North Korea, also participated in the ceremony. The Kumnan Church and the Save North Korea Foundation are also donating 17,000 copies of the DVD to the members of KWVA/USA.

Chairman Kim Sang-chul stressed the importance of the U.S.- Korea Alliance and confirmed Korea's strong friendship to the U.S. as shown in the national convention (rally) of Save North Korea on June 6.

Bishop Kim Hong-do said that Korea would never forget the help of the U.S.

General Bell said the U.S. troops would not be pulled out of Korea under any circumstances and that the documentary would enhance the military spirit of the U.S. Forces in Korea. The DVDs will be distributed to soldiers through the chaplain’s office of each unit.

(Posted 8/12/07, Reposted 9/27/07)