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Kim Ok-Ja, 4, a war orphan, looks a little glum as she met at Seattle by Rev. E. H. Wiebel on arrival from Korea.  After two years of cutting red tape, she finally enroute by air to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Carlson of Pocatello, Idaho, for adoption.  They became interested in her after seeing newspaper picture of the tot who was found near death in Korea

Stars and Stripes, Feb. 10, 1956

Korean War Orphan Arrives in Seattle

BUTTE, Mont. (AP)-Friday will be Christmas Day-with Santa Claus, a Christmas tree and toys-for Kim Ok-Ja, 4 year old Korea war orphan.

She arrived in Butte Wednesday night en route to her new home in Pocatello, Ida.  The little girl was greeted at the Butte airport by Mrs. Roy V. Carlson, 32, who with her husband, a 34 year old electrician, are adopting the youngster.  They had been awaiting her arrival for nearly two years.

Wednesday night was the first time Mrs. Carlson saw Kim.  The Carlons saw her picture in their hometown newspaper in April 1954.  The picture was taken on the streets of Seoul where the little victim of war was found by American soldiers.



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