TOKYO (AP) — Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.
Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77. Jenkins was found collapsed outside his home in Sado in northern Japan on Monday and was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, a group...
Mr. Jenkins had been living in Japan with his wife since he was released in 2004.
Charles Jenkins, a former American soldier who defected across the Demilitarized Zone into North Korea in 1965 and was held by the totalitarian regime for 40 years, died in Japan on Monday at the age of 77.
Reuters reports that Charles Robert Jenkins who deserted from his US Army post in South Korea to the North in 1965 has passed at the age of 77; He drank 10 beers, took his men on patrol and told them to wait while he checked the road below. He then walked towards North Korea, holding […]
Charles Robert Jenkins was a U.S. Army sergeant who achieved notoriety when he defected to North Korea in 1965. As reported by the BBC, Jenkins died on Sado Island, Japan yesterday, aged 77. Jenkins had been living on Sado Island with his wife Hitomi Soga, who was also a former prisoner of North Korea. Show More Summary
Jenkins later said 1965 desertion was a mistake, before settling in Japan and himself becoming a tourist shop attraction
Jenkins had been in North Korea for 15 years when the regime brought Hitomi Soga to live with him.
Jenkins disappeared in 1965 while on patrol along the Demilitarized Zone.
Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.
Former US Army soldier Charles Jenkins, who drank a few beers and slipped across the DMZ to defect to North Korea on a January night almost 43 years ago, has died in Japan. He was 77. Jenkins, who feared being killed on patrol or being sent to Vietnam, had planned...
Mr. Jenkins was patrolling the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea when he fled his post to avoid facing combat duty in Vietnam.
Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter who spent four decades in communist North Korea and married a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang, has died at the age of 77, officials said on Tuesday. According to the Asahi Shimbun daily, his daughter found him collapsed outside their house on Monday and called the emergency services. Show More Summary
Charles Robert Jenkins deserted the U.S. Army on a freezing night in January 1965. He pounded 10 beers to quiet his nerves, and abandoned his patrol unit along the border dividing South and North Korea — a 160-mile-long, 2.5-mile-wide strip of mine-ridden no man’s land. He unloaded his M-16 rifle...
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