North Korean Soldier Makes Dash To Freedom

An elite North Korean soldier stationed at the heavily guarded Demilitarized Zone made a bold bolt for freedom Monday, defecting to South Korea despite getting shot twice, the South’s military said.

North Korean soldiers shot at the unidentified North Korean soldier when he ran from the guard post at the northern side of the village, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

He suffered gunshot wounds to his elbow and shoulder and was taken to the hospital when South Korean soldiers found him about 25 minutes later on the southern side of the Joint Security Area, a strip of land where North and South Korean forces stand face-to-face, the military said, according to the South’s Yonhap News Agency.

“He crossed from a North Korea post towards our [South Korean] Freedom House,” the South said in a statement.

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3 Comments

  1. There is no such thing as an elite NK soldier running away; just a self-actualized human being that has seen the bright light of freedom and moved towards it post haste.

  2. Trickle abandonment and treason among the military is one of the historic indicators
    that a bad government is nearing a crash. Our policy should be to encourage such behavior as an aspect of asymmetrical war.

  3. Lets all hope and pray that this is the start of mass desertion by the NK Army. In order to win a war, your army must be dedicated to fight and win at all costs and this is not the case with the NK Army. I don’t think anybody in their right mind would be willing to fight and die for their country that is run by the kind of leadership that runs NK. Martin Korab

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