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
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.