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Choe Hyon, Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Fighter
| Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- Choe Hyon was one of the anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, who upheld the leadership of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il with loyalty.
Born into a family of a soldier of the Independence Army, he set out on the road for the country's independence in his early years.
He witnessed the Independence Army units being defeated by the Japanese aggressor army and served a jail term.
After he was released from the prison, Choe joined the Anti-Japanese People's Guerrilla Army in July Juche 21 (1932), true to President Kim Il Sung's line on armed struggle.
It was in September 1933 when Choe first met Kim Il Sung. He began to admire Kim Il Sung as the sun of the nation and the sole leader of the revolution who was able to liberate Korea from the Japanese colonial rule.
Kim Il Sung placed deep trust in him for his bravery and strong sense of patriotism and cared so much for him.
As a commanding officer of a guerrilla unit, Choe risked his life in many battles against the Japanese aggressor army.
He helped found the Korean People's Army after the country's liberation and played a big role in winning the Fatherland Liberation War (June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953), being active as the commander of a division and a corps.
After the war, he took important posts in the party, government and the army, making contributions to building up the national defence capability and defending the gains of the revolution by force of arms.
He devoted all his mental and physical energies to establishing leader Kim Jong Il's guidance system in the army.
He was awarded Order of Kim Il Sung and the title of Hero of the DPRK and was a deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly.
Kim Jong Il took a measure to make films featuring Choe's life devoted to the cause of the party and the leader.
Choe Hyon passed away on April 9, 1982.
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