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In the DPRK, died the last American soldier deserter

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In North Korea, died by James Dresnok, the last American soldier, who at one time turned to the side of Pyongyang, reports Lenta.ru report BBC News post.



Dresnok died at the age of 74 years back in November last year, but officially he was officially announced only yesterday.

Father asked us about one thing - to become loyal workers, honestly serving dear leader Kim Jong Un, and raise children so that they follow our path,
said in an interview with the local edition of the eldest son of James, Ted Dresnok.

According to media reports, James served on the American base in South Korea and crossed the demilitarized zone with the North in 1962. As his colleagues told him, shortly before the escape, the soldiers traveled to the city on a fake document, and he was threatened by a tribunal. In addition, at that time "he suffered because of the separation from his wife."

One way or another, in the DPRK, James Dresnok lived more than 50 for two years, became a public figure and even a “movie star”, starring, for example, in a film like “Unmarried Heroes”. In addition, he voiced records calling on the soldiers on the demarcation line to fold weapon and go to the Pyongyang side. In films, the defector usually played the "American villains."

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Everett Collection // EAST NEWS
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  1. Angry Russian
    Angry Russian 22 August 2017 10: 53
    +5
    the last American soldier to go over to the side of Pyongyang at one time
    never mind !!!
    I didn’t know what happened ... belay
    1. verner1967
      verner1967 22 August 2017 11: 18
      +6
      Quote: Angry Russian
      I didn’t know what happened ...

      so life will hide and to hell you will escape to hell)))
      1. Angry Russian
        Angry Russian 22 August 2017 11: 20
        +10
        Well, maybe by conviction. Kim Il Sung was closer than Truman laughing
        1. alone
          alone 22 August 2017 15: 34
          +5
          Quote: Angry Russian
          Well, maybe by conviction. Kim Il Sung was closer than Truman

          Maybe Kennedy, not Truman. Truman was president of 1945-1950.

          And on the topic. He was threatened by a tribunal. In the best case, they would have sent him to the penal battalion in Saigon. That is, he would not have returned from where. But he went over to the North. Judging by the cheeks he lived well))))))
    2. forty-eighth
      forty-eighth 22 August 2017 13: 55
      +2
      Eloquent situation: either a tribunal, or the DPRK.
    3. igorj 51
      igorj 51 22 August 2017 14: 01
      +2
      I didn’t know what happened ...

      It happened, it happened .. For example, until the 70s, American soldiers and pilots, too, didn’t privately run across or fly to the DPRK ..
    4. sgazeev
      sgazeev 22 August 2017 16: 53
      +2
      Quote: Angry Russian
      the last American soldier to go over to the side of Pyongyang at one time
      never mind !!!
      I didn’t know what happened ... belay

      It happens that Menning became a woman in order to avoid a life sentence. And this one from the tribunal. At that time, the army was on a call and didn’t make a big deal with the violators of the oath.
  2. 210ox
    210ox 22 August 2017 10: 54
    +10
    I really didn’t know about such .. American propaganda painted only "Rambo" .. But it turns out there were others ..
    1. Solomon Kane
      Solomon Kane 22 August 2017 11: 19
      +12
      One way or another, but in DPRK, James Dresnock lived for more than 50 years, became a public figure and even a "movie star", ....,

      And in the United States would "rot" in one of the so-called boarding schools for veterans ....
  3. evil partisan
    evil partisan 22 August 2017 10: 54
    +1
    It turns out that Life is not a one-way road ... Interesting: are they fleeing South Korea and the DPRK?what
    1. 210ox
      210ox 22 August 2017 10: 56
      +6
      They fled. The supporters of the Communist Party. In South Korea, they were threatened with execution.
      Quote: wicked partisan
      It turns out that Life is not a one-way road ... Interesting: are they fleeing South Korea and the DPRK?what
      1. electrooleg
        electrooleg 22 August 2017 11: 40
        +3
        Quote: 210ox
        threatened with execution


        There you have democracy.
      2. sgazeev
        sgazeev 22 August 2017 16: 59
        +2
        Quote: 210ox
        They fled. The supporters of the Communist Party. In South Korea, they were threatened with execution.
        Quote: wicked partisan
        It turns out that Life is not a one-way road ... Interesting: are they fleeing South Korea and the DPRK?what

        After 1953, the henchmen of the Japanese fled to the South.
    2. tomket
      tomket 22 August 2017 12: 30
      +6
      Quote: Angry Guerrilla
      It turns out that Life is not a one-way road ... Interesting: are they fleeing South Korea and the DPRK?

      If I am not mistaken, until the middle of the 60's or 70's they actively fled to North Korea, including hijacking planes. Because the standard of living in North Korea was higher.
      1. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 22 August 2017 19: 22
        +1
        Quote: tomket
        Because the standard of living in North Korea was higher.

        The North Korean standard of living was not higher than the South Korean; it was higher than the South Korean "living wage" (poverty line). These are two different concepts.
  4. Altona
    Altona 22 August 2017 10: 58
    +6
    As his colleagues told, shortly before the escape, the soldiers traveled to the city with a fake document, and he was threatened with a tribunal. In addition, at that time, "he suffered because of his separation from his wife."
    ------------------------------
    Rather, the inexorable force of circumstances, life force majeure, rather than some kind of ideology.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 22 August 2017 11: 04
      +5
      Yes, and in our country one idiot fled to the Georgians in the fall of 2008. As I understand it, he was facing criminal prosecution for non-instability.
  5. Bronevick
    Bronevick 22 August 2017 11: 04
    +2
    Here you have Dresnyuk
  6. irazum
    irazum 22 August 2017 11: 08
    +5
    The kingdom of heaven ... Condolences ...
  7. zivXP
    zivXP 22 August 2017 12: 00
    0
    And how many total defectors were there?
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 22 August 2017 19: 24
      +2
      Quote: zivXP
      And how many total defectors were there?

      A few dozens.
  8. Old26
    Old26 22 August 2017 12: 08
    +2
    Quote: Angry Russian
    Well, maybe by conviction. Kim Il Sung was closer than Truman

    Actually Kennedy ...
  9. Old26
    Old26 22 August 2017 17: 22
    +1
    Quote: zivXP
    And how many total defectors were there?

    Who knows. They say that in the South there are about 24 thousand, in China there would be 20-30 thousand, now about 12 thousand remain. They say about 100 returning from the South Caucasus to the North annually. In any case, there are more refugees from the DPRK than in the DPRK.