Pacific Stars & Stripes, Oct. 22, 1953
HONOLULU, T.H., Oct. 22 (UP)- Vincent T. Paladino,
New Rochelle, N.Y., gave up his struggle with legal red tape today
and prepared to return to Tokyo with his 4-year-old adopted Korean
Paladino, a Navy chief petty officer, is under
order to report in San Francisco for reassignment after duty in the
Far East, but the immigration department has blocked the entry of
his adopted son, Lee Kyung Soo.
Paladino found the boy starving on the streets
of Inchon and adopted him. He brought the boy with him when
ordered home. When they arrived here Sunday, immigration officials
ruled a visa issued in Pusan only permitted travel in Japan and did
not open the way for Lee's admission to the U.S.
Sympathetic Navy officials worked to find some
legal loophole for Paladino to slip the boy through, but officials
in Pusan indicated Lee would have to return to Tokyo and apply for