General Choi Yong

 

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Named after General Choi-Yong, the premier and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forced during the 14th. Century Koguryo Dynasty.  Choi-Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism and humility.  He Was later executed by his subordinate commanders, headed by General Yi Sung Gae, who later became the first king of the Yi Dynasty. 

His motto, which was left to him by his father was "don't be covetous of gold"…  and he lived his life without violating this creed.  He was truly a man of integrity.  Choi-Yong succeeded in suppressing the invasion by the Japanese pirates in the coastal regions. 

Choi-Yong twice defeated the "Hong Keun Jok", a powerful group of Chinese insurgents.  Choi-Yong was furious when he learned that the Myong Dynasty of China planned to occupy the area of Korea to the north of Chullyong.  As a counter-measure, he decided to conquer the Chinese held district of Yo-Dong but his subordinate commanders executed him before he could realize his conquest.