Who is Christopher Ahn?

Christopher Ahn during his service as a US Marine

Christopher Ahn is a true American hero. Joining the military at the age of 19, Ahn became a U.S. Marine and served the United States from 2000 – 2006 as a Sergeant in the 5th Battalion of the 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division. Ahn risked his life to serve in Iraq and ensure the safety of United States’ citizens at home.

Following his honorable discharge, Christopher Ahn volunteered for Vets for Freedom, eventually becoming its Director of Operations, and studied for an MBA from the University of Virginia. It was at this time that Ahn, a Korean-American, saw the acute human suffering in North Korea and felt a moral duty to respond. Already a caregiver to his ill mother and 96-year-old grandmother, who is blind, Ahn became a humanitarian and once again risked his life for the good of those less fortunate, this time rescuing defecting North Korean refugees and officials fleeing their evil regime.

If you would like to donate to support his family, please visit his Gofundme page.

“At the time of the embassy raid he was in his late 30s and had no criminal record. He served his country honorably in the Marines for six years. A Medal of Honor winner who knows him calls him a “faithful and dutiful Marine” whose “life is predicated on honor and duty.” He has volunteered for many charitable organizations. Even the crimes with which Spain has charged him were almost certainly motivated by altruism — a desire to help the oppressed, brutalized, starved people of North Korea, who can’t help themselves — rather than greed or lust or power or addiction, the typical motivators of the criminal mind.” – The Honorable Jean Rosenbluth, US Federal Judge, 5/2021.