WAR IN KOREA: Death of a Preacher

Preaching the word in North Korea, Pang Wha II, Presbyterian minister, felt the Communist wrath for the first time in 1945. World War II was barely ended when the Reds drove him from his little parish in Sinuiji at the Yalu. He moved southwest of Pusan. There, in 1948, a gang of South Korean Communists went after him. Hiding in his house, he listened helplessly as the rioters beat his wife for refusing to tell where he was. They beat her until her eyes grew blank, until she could remember nothing but would thenceforth sit all the day staring.

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