Posted June. 16, 2005 03:04,
On June 14, Charles Jenkins (right), who deserted to North Korea while serving as a member of the U.S. Forces Korea 40 years ago, met his 91-year-old mother, Patty Casper (middle) at his sisters home in Weldon, North Carolina. Mrs. Casper, who was staying at a nursing home, came to her daughters home in order to meet her sons family. On the left side is Jenkins Japanese wife Hitomi Soga, whom Jenkins married in North Korea.