Chu, Henry

Henry Chu was a captain in the South Korean army during the Korean War of 1950-53. When his family was separated with the designation of the 38th Parallel, he found himself in the south. With the coming of the war, he became involved in a commando unit whose job it was to inflitrate enemy forces and to operate behind enemy lines. In this capacity he worked with American advisers, conducted sabotage operations and took numerous enemy prisoners. For his service he was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Henry visited Crestwood in April 2009, where he was interviewed by students Dan Kwon and Han Jongsha. In 2011 he sat down with all of Crestwood’s Korean students for a special lunch and discussion; the interview session was completed by Amanda Lee and Max Ahn.