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Pacific Stars and Stripes, March 1, 1951

Crying Korean Gets New Home Thanks to GI

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.


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