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Different Drummer, A

Different Drummer, A

Broadcast: 17th February 1954
Added: Mar 02 2014

I've had ten years to think over what I did. Ten years since I decided to leave Korea in an American uniform and disappear behind the Iron Curtain. You're probably wondering what made us do it? Why did we stay behind when the other prisoners of war went home? Why did we become 'traitors'? It's not easy to answer, and I can only speak for myself... But maybe if I tell you how it happened to me, you'll understand.

I remember it was December 1951, about a month after I'd been captured, when word got around the stockade that some of us were going to be transferred to another PoW camp...