Messiah - My Testimony to
Rev. Sun Myung Moon

by Bo Hi Pak

Appendix B - Brief Chronology of the Life of Dr: Bo Hi Pak

BIRTH            August 18, 1930

PLACE            Chung Nam Province (100 miles south of Seoul), Korea

PARENTS       Dong Hyun Pak (father), Pyung Chun Han (mother)

SIBLINGS       No Hi (brother); Ahn Il and Fun Hi (sisters)

MARRIED      Ki Sook Yoon (November 29, 1953)

BLESSED       Blessed by Reverend and Mrs. Moon in the 36 Couples Blessing (March 1, 1961)

CHILDREN Na Kyung (Grace), November 11, 1954; Jun Sun (Jonathan), May 30, 1957; Jin Sung (James), March 23, 1962; Hoon Sook (Julia), January 25. 1963; Yun Sook (Sunny), May 25, 1964; and Jin Kyung (Samuel). January 28, 1966

Education And Teaching Career

1937-1943       Yum-Ti and Do-Go Elementary Schools

19.43-1946      Chon-An Agricultural School

1947-1950       Elementary school teacher, Do-Go Elementary School and Do-San Branch School

1962-1964       Studied part-time at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Military Career

1950    June 1: entered Korean Military Academy. as a cadet; participated in combat as a cadet when the Korean War broke out twenty-five days later.

1950    October: graduated Korean Military Combined School and commissioned as a second lieutenant in Republic of Korea army.

1950-1952       Assigned to the Twenty-eighth Regiment, Ninth Division: served as platoon leader and company commander in combat during the Korean War.

1952    March-September: studied in the United States at U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia.

1952-1955       October 1952 returned to Korea and served in Korean Army Infantry School as instructor until 1955.

1955-1956       Studied English at the Army School for Military Attaches.

1956-1957       Received advanced training, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia.

1957-7959       Served as Special Assistant to Chief of G.S. Military Advisory Group, Seoul, Korea.

1960-1961       Served as Special Assistant to Vice Minister of Defense. Seoul, Korea.

1961-1964       Served as Assistant Military Attaché, Korean Embassy, Washington, D.C.

1964    Honorable discharge from military service with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Professional Career

1965    Appointed as missionary to the United States; founded Unification Church of Washington. D.C.

1965-Present   President. Korean Cultural and Freedom Foundation. Inc. Washington, D.C. Principal sponsors of Radio of Free Asia, The Little Angels, and Children's Relief Fund.

1969-Present   Chairman and President, Korean Cultural Foundation, Inc. Seoul. Korea, which produces the Little Angels and the Universal Ballet Company in Seoul, Korea.

1971-Present   Appointed and served as special assistant to Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church.

1973    Principal, the Little Angels Arts School, Seoul, Korea.

1974    Principal evangelist and director general of the Sun Myung Moon Christian Crusade.

1976-1988       Chairman, Sun-Hwa Educational Foundation, Seoul, Korea.

1976-1990       President and publisher, the News World daily newspaper in New York City (later renamed New York City Tribune).

1977-1991       President, Unification Church International.

1977-Present   Member of the Board, Unification Church International.

1978-1995       President, World Media Association.

1980-1992       President and Publisher. Noticias Del Muudo, New York Spanish-language daily newspaper.

1981-Present   President, CAUSA International.

1982-1992       President, the Washington Times Corporation. (The Washington Times daily newspaper and Insight weekly magazine, and World & I monthly academic journal

1982-1997       Chairman of the Board, the Washington Times Corporation.

1983-1997       Chairman, Association for the Unity of Latin America.

1986-Present   President, Universal Ballet Foundation, corporate sponsors of the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C.

1987-1997       President, Summit Council for World Peace.

1990-Present   Chairman of the hoard and chief executive officer, Panda Motors Corporation in the United States, Hong Kong, and China.

1991-1994       President and publisher, Seyge Ilbo daily newspaper, Seoul, Korea.

1991-Present   Co-Chairman, Federation for World Peace.

1996-Present   Co-Chairman, Federation of Island Nations for World Peace in Japan.

1997-Present   Chairman emeritus, the Washington Times Corporation.

1998-Present   Honorary chairman, Asian People's Federation, Tokyo, Japan.

1998-Present   Chairman, Kumgangsan International Group, Seoul, Korea.


1951    August 15: Awarded the Ilwa-Rang Medal for Meritorious Service in Combat.

1953    June 25: Awarded the Gold Star Hwa-Rang Medal for Meritorious Service and Bravery in Combat.

1971    For Outstanding Service and Contribution Made in the Cultural Field, the Government of the Republic of Korea decorated him with the National Medal, Dong-Baek.

1984    In recognition of Meritorious Service to Humanity, La Plata Catholic University of Argentina conferred Honorary Doctorate Degree "Honoris Causa in the Humanities."

1990    For Contributions to International Peace, honored with the Investiture of "Academic" by the Mexican Academy of International Law.

1991    Man of the Year by Who's Who in U.S. Business Executives and nominated for Who's Who in International Business Executives for outstanding accomplishments as a business executive.

1992    The Order of Liberty and Unity by the Association for the Unity of Latin America for Contributions toward Hemispheric Unity and the Promotion of Intercultural Exchange.

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