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December 30, 1994 | DAVID HOLLEY and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
North Korea today released an American helicopter pilot shot down 13 days ago, ending a crisis that threatened a fragile peace in one of the world's most dangerous corners. Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Hall, looking serious and tense, was escorted by North Korean army officers to the truce village of Panmunjom at 11:16 a.m. (6:16 p.m. Thursday PST). After a pause, he took a single step across the border into South Korea, saluted the U.S. military officer who received him, then shook his hand.
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October 1, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A South Korean soldier missing in the Korean War returned home after spending the last 45 years in captivity in North Korea, with which the South is still technically at war. Staff Sgt. Chang Moo Hwan, 72, toiled at a North Korean coal mine before he escaped to China in August and found South Korean officials there, Defense Ministry officials said. Chang arrived by ship in Inchon, a port west of the capital, Seoul. He was not allowed to talk to journalists pending a government debriefing.
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October 1, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A South Korean soldier missing in the Korean War returned home after spending the last 45 years in captivity in North Korea, with which the South is still technically at war. Staff Sgt. Chang Moo Hwan, 72, toiled at a North Korean coal mine before he escaped to China in August and found South Korean officials there, Defense Ministry officials said. Chang arrived by ship in Inchon, a port west of the capital, Seoul. He was not allowed to talk to journalists pending a government debriefing.
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October 21, 1997 | Reuters
North Korea today released two South Korean farmers abducted last week in the heavily fortified demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, a spokesman for the United Nations Command in Seoul said. The two South Koreans, a 66-year-old mother and her 41-year-old son, were returned at the United Nations truce village of Panmunjom, the U.N. Command spokesman said. On Friday, 12 armed North Korean soldiers abducted the two in a rice field near the village of Taesongdong, the U.N. Command said.
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January 1, 1995 | From Associated Press
Army helicopter pilot Bobby Hall celebrated his first day of freedom Saturday in the quiet comfort of his family and hometown, planning to begin the new year without fanfare. "We have decided to spend some time with the family, say hello to all the people that were here and helped support my family, and tell them how much I appreciate it," Hall said. Hall, appearing tired and overwhelmed, spoke briefly with reporters the day after he returned from 13 days in captivity in North Korea.
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December 31, 1994 | MIKE CLARY and PAUL RICHTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two weeks after his U.S. Army helicopter dropped from the sky and into an international incident in North Korea, an emotional Bobby Hall flew home late Friday and offered his account of the Dec. 17 crash that led to his 13 days in captivity.
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October 21, 1997 | Reuters
North Korea today released two South Korean farmers abducted last week in the heavily fortified demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, a spokesman for the United Nations Command in Seoul said. The two South Koreans, a 66-year-old mother and her 41-year-old son, were returned at the United Nations truce village of Panmunjom, the U.N. Command spokesman said. On Friday, 12 armed North Korean soldiers abducted the two in a rice field near the village of Taesongdong, the U.N. Command said.
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January 1, 1995 | From Associated Press
Army helicopter pilot Bobby Hall celebrated his first day of freedom Saturday in the quiet comfort of his family and hometown, planning to begin the new year without fanfare. "We have decided to spend some time with the family, say hello to all the people that were here and helped support my family, and tell them how much I appreciate it," Hall said. Hall, appearing tired and overwhelmed, spoke briefly with reporters the day after he returned from 13 days in captivity in North Korea.
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December 31, 1994 | MIKE CLARY and PAUL RICHTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two weeks after his U.S. Army helicopter dropped from the sky and into an international incident in North Korea, an emotional Bobby Hall flew home late Friday and offered his account of the Dec. 17 crash that led to his 13 days in captivity.
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December 30, 1994 | DAVID HOLLEY and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
North Korea today released an American helicopter pilot shot down 13 days ago, ending a crisis that threatened a fragile peace in one of the world's most dangerous corners. Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Hall, looking serious and tense, was escorted by North Korean army officers to the truce village of Panmunjom at 11:16 a.m. (6:16 p.m. Thursday PST). After a pause, he took a single step across the border into South Korea, saluted the U.S. military officer who received him, then shook his hand.
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