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Dr. hyun interpreter - Meet the Enemy ' Prisoner Hates Americans By...
Meet the Enemy ' Prisoner Hates Americans By ROBERT C. .MILLER Tongyong. Korea. Aug. 29 (U.B Meet the REAL enemy. Lt. Hak Un Lee, 22, hates Americans and he brags about how many he has killed. Lee was captured near this South Korean command post on the southern peninsula of Korea today. He was questioned by Dr Bong Hak Hyun, a pathologist and interpreter from Richmond, Va. This prisoner is no peasant or illiterate youth handed a gun rid forced to fight in the front lines. He is a rabid communist, thoroughly indoctrinated. ' Calmly puffing an American eigaret, he discusses communist Philosophy he learned since he Joined the Korean Young Peoples Peoples association four years ago. "This fight for unification of Korea is none of your business," he said defiantly. "Why are you butting in?" When Dr. Bong told him the V. S. was here to defend Korean democracy, Lee laughed bitterly bitterly and shook his head in disbelief. disbelief. During the Interrogation, North Koreans were the ln-the ln-the ln-the prisoner admitted that vaders. "They told us the South had attacked us but we didn't believe believe It," he said. "We were MlM ap Jan 10th and moved to the border on the 25th for 'maneuvers' but we knew it was to fight." He said his only regrets were that "we should have waited un til we were better prepared we didn't have enough training.' One of the amazing things about this prisoner is that he doesn't think the North Koreans have a chance. "I knew it at Songhwan when we first fought the Americans," Lee said. "But it's part of -the -the 'system' and if we stopped we would have been killed. We had to fight." The 'system' he referred to was world domination by tne communists. "The Russians have been our friends and have done many great things for Korea," Lee said. "They improved our roads and railroads and gave us security security and honest government. 'And the Americans you have made the United Nations your slaves and they have to fight tor you.

Clipped from Daily Capital Journal29 Aug 1950, TuePage 13

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon)29 Aug 1950, TuePage 13
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