Felt like family

If someone posed the question ‘who was the longest serving member of 3RAR during the Korean War?’, there would be very few who would know the answer. It wasn’t an Australian, but a Korean boy, Choi Yung Kil, who could claim that title.

Choi Yung Kil near Pakchon

Choi Yung Kil near Pakchon, November 1950 AWM P10153.005

In this article, Elise Horspool has unravelled Choi’s story from the time when he was found by the men of 3RAR near Pakchon to his eventual emigration to Australia in the years after the Korean War. It is a story told with great sensitivity and feeling, and readers will see the Korean War and its aftermath from a different perspective.

To read Elise’s article, purchase your copy of Wartime here.