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Gŏn, Yi (Yonggil)

    Date of birth:
    October 28th, 1909 (Seoul, Korea)
    Date of death:
    December 21st, 1990 (Yono/Saitama Prefecture, Japan)
    Nationality:
    Korean (1945 - present, Republic South Korea)

    Biography

    Crown Prince Yi Geon (이건) or Kenichi Momoyama, member of the Imperial Korean Family, was a cavalry officer in the Imperial Japanese Army. He was naturalized as a Japanese citizen in 1950 after he lost royal status by order of the SCAP in October 1947.

    Promotions:
    August 1933: Lieutenant (Chūi)
    1 August 1936: Captain (Tai-i)
    1 August 1940: Major (Shōsa)
    1 March 1943: Lieutenant Colonel (Chūsa)
    ?: Colonel (Taisa)

    Career:
    13 September 1939 - 1945: Imperial Japanese Army Research Department

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    Awarded on:
    November 10th, 1928
    Showa Enthronement Medal
    Rank:
    Jun-i (Ensign)
    Unit:
    Imperial Japanese Army
    Awarded on:
    October 1930
    Kyuokujitsu sho, 1st Class
    Red Cross Membership Medal
    Yukosho

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