Tiniest North Korean Spy Caught!

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 15, 2013
     Category: War | 1950s | Asia

Wonderful beginning but not so happy ever after ending for Chief Paladino and Lee. Quote from "The Origins of Korean Adoption":...The final story in the archive is, however, unaccompanied by a photo of the perpetually smiling boy mimicking his proud adoptive father. Rather, it conveys a very different narrative of “becoming American”— Lee was relinquished to the state welfare department when his father married and “friction” developed
between Lee and his stepmother. Sent to a foster family, Lee, at the age of nine, ultimately ended up being legally adopted by his adoptive grandparents (New York Times 1958)." I found this information at https://urresearch.rochester.edufileDownloadForInstitutionalItem.action?...
Posted by steve-e on 07/15/13 at 02:21 PM
Excellent sleuthing, steve-e! Thanks!
Posted by Paul on 07/15/13 at 04:26 PM
Either this is the inspiration for Sarge and his dog Otto, or Dr. Evil and Mini-me.

Who would win in a fight between this guy and Charlie McCarthy?
Posted by KDP on 07/15/13 at 05:20 PM
Was this the inspiration for Dondi, the old comic strip? Why is the headline about a spy?
Posted by Patrick on 07/16/13 at 01:32 AM
Patrick--I had forgotten about DONDI! Maybe this incident did inspire, though Dondi supposedly was a WWII orphan.


As for the "spy" bit, I was just trying to be goofy.
Posted by Paul on 07/16/13 at 12:12 PM
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