Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Feb. 9, 1952
Washington (UP) The House passed
a special bill Tuesday to admit to this country a 13-year old Korean
boy who was unofficially adopted by the 1st Marine Division. The members
had not learned until several hours later that their action was to
no avail. Kim Song Nore was killed in a truck accident in Korea last
October. The boy’s parents were killed earlier during the Inchon landing
by U.S. forces and he attached himself to the Marine division at Inchon.
The Marines made arrangements with officials at
Father Flanagen’s boys home in Boys Town to take care of him. Special
action by Congress was required for him to get into the country.