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Meet Charles Robert Jenkins, an American detained by North Korea for 40 years


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…



Source: LA Times

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