KOREA: A Chance for Ronnie

Ronnie Kim was born without hope, a pathetic piece of flotsam tossed by the surging tide of the Korean war. His father was a U.S. Army colonel who left Korea soon after Ronnie's birth to return to the solider comfort of a wife and two legitimate children back home. Ronnie's mother was a puffy, ailing, gold-toothed Korean woman well on in years. After a year of vain efforts to keep Ronnie clothed and fed on the profits of prostitution, she died of malnutrition and tuberculosis.

Ronnie passed into the hands of indifferent relatives. When...

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