Friday, June 24, 2005

I was really interested in this weekend's assighned reading in the "Idiots Gude." On pages 242-243 they mention a U.S. soldier who defected to North Korea in 1965 to avoid serving in Vietnam. He now teaches english in Pyongyang Universities and plays the typical "American Imperialist" soldier in the adored North Korean motion pictures. Found this article in the Seoul Times, discussing his guilty plea in a Japanese court. Really interesting article, and gives a good summary of Private Jenkins' life.

1 comment:

Kaitlin C. said...

I don't know if anyone else has caught on the new Jenkins' visit to the US to see his mother and family in North Carolina. He was apparently greeted with a mixed response by the locals.