An American veteran of the Korean War has been detained while visiting North Korea, his son says. Merrill Newman, 85, is a globetrotter who lives in a retirement complex in Palo Alto, Calif., according to the San Jose Mercury News.
“He’s always wanted to go to North Korea; it’s been a lifelong thing,” his son, Jeffrey Newman tells the Merc. “Like the guys who go back to Normandy, the World War II veterans. These places had profound, powerful impacts on them as young men, and he wanted to see it again.” Continue reading