A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 15, 1954

After TIME'S Foreign News section told the story last spring of Korean Nurse Grace Kim and her adopted son Ronnie (see picture below), many of you responded by writing letters and sending gifts to the Kim family. Because of such evident personal interest, I would like to pass along a recent progress report I received on Ronnie and his mother.

As you may recall, the TIME account (April 5) was one of those stories of people caught in the backlash of war.

Ronnie was a waif, deserted by his father, a U.S. Army officer who left Korea. Then his mother, after struggling to...

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