The Supreme Court: Back Pay for Turncoats

Among the most painful Panmunjom problems in working out an armistice to the Korean war was the disposition of war prisoners. The solution, finally reached in the summer of 1953, was to leave the choice of returning to his homeland up to each P.W. Among the Chinese and North Koreans held in the U.N. prison camps, 22,000 decided not to go home. Among American P.W.s, only 21 opted to live in Red China. Among them were Otho G. Bell, William A. Cowart and Lewie W. Griggs—and they had compelling reasons to stay...

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