1953 - He was appointed as Minister of State Security in February.
1953 - North Korean defense minister, commander of the army, influential member of the Communist Party and city elder.
1976 - 1995 - He was appointed as North Korean defense minister.
1994 - He ensured Kim Jong Il's succession after death of Kim Il Sung.
1995 - He died on th 28th of February of old age.
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