Helped by his wife Hitomi Soga, former US soldier Charles Jenkins arrives in Tokyo in 2004 with their North Korea-born daughters Mika and Belinda. File photo: AFP Helped by his wife Hitomi Soga, former US soldier Charles Jenkins arrives in Tokyo in 2004 with their North Korea-born daughters Mika and Belinda. File photo: AFP
Helped by his wife Hitomi Soga, former US soldier Charles Jenkins arrives in Tokyo in 2004 with their North Korea-born daughters Mika and Belinda. File photo: AFP
North Korea

US soldier who deserted to North Korea after drunken night dies in Japan at 77

Charles Jenkins was accused of deserting his unit while on patrol in South Korea in 1965 and fleeing to North Korea, where he taught English and occasionally played sinister Americans in propaganda films

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Helped by his wife Hitomi Soga, former US soldier Charles Jenkins arrives in Tokyo in 2004 with their North Korea-born daughters Mika and Belinda. File photo: AFP Helped by his wife Hitomi Soga, former US soldier Charles Jenkins arrives in Tokyo in 2004 with their North Korea-born daughters Mika and Belinda. File photo: AFP
Helped by his wife Hitomi Soga, former US soldier Charles Jenkins arrives in Tokyo in 2004 with their North Korea-born daughters Mika and Belinda. File photo: AFP
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