Pacific Stars and Stripes, March 1, 1951
By Cpl. Dick Kemp
S&S Korea Bureau
WITH 2ND LOG COM, Korea (Delayed)- Seven-year-old
Kim Yhong No has a home again.
PFC Mitchell Harris of Suffolk, Va., assigned to
a military police company here, found the North Korean waif while patrolling
the Pusan dock area.
Harris picked up the dirty, crying orphan, took
him to the company mess, fed him, and later, with the aid of an interpreter
at the unit, managed to piece together the lad's recent history.
Kim's parents were killed in North Korea. He was
found there by an American soldier and adopted. His foster father, moving
constantly, finally ended up in Pusan, his charge still with him.
Then Kim's self-appointed parent had to leave for
home. That's why he was crying when Harris found him. "He had no place
to go, no one to turn to," Harris said.
Sunday (Feb. 18) Harris' company commander gave
permission to the Texan to find quarters for his adopted son.