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Kao Hua-chu (高華柱)

Kao Hua-chu (高華柱)

Kao Hua-chu, the Minister of National Defense for the Republic of China (Taiwan), is a legendary figure in the army. In 1974, Kao took a helicopter with his colleagues, including Yu Hao-chang, Commanding General of Army Command Headquarters. The aircraft crashed killing more than 20 people and seriously injuring Kao, yet he still managed to carry Yu on his back as he looked for help.

Born: October 2nd, 1946

Birthplace: Jimo County, Shandong Province

Country of Citizenship: Taiwan

Profession: Politician

Education: National Defense University

Career:

2009-Present Minister of National Defense, Ministry of National Defense (MND)

2004-2009 Minister, Veterans Affairs Commission, Executive Yuan

2003-2004 Commanding General, Combined Logistics Command, MND

2000-2003 Deputy Commanding General, Army Command Headquarters, MND

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