The Homesickness Is Real

| July 8, 2019

An elderly gentleman, who was forced at age 20 by the Korean War to leave his hometown of Pyongyang, has spent the past 70 years raising pigeons with his family. To him, they represent longing and hope – hope to see his hometown again some day.

He says “The homesickness is real.”  He can see the mountains and fields of Pyongyang from the northernmost border spot where he and his son launched a pigeon to fly back home with a message. Perhaps some day, he’ll see his hometown again. He is only 94.

Video is from the Kritter Klub in South Korea.



Category: Korea, North Korea

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Too often the stories of the uprooting of real people’s homes and lives is lost in the shuffle of geo-political shenanigans. The Korean’s homeland has long been used and abused by various factions and governments over the years. It is my opinion that the Korean People, just like the Vietnamese, didn’t really care who was in charge of the government body, they just wanted to be left in peace to grow their crops and raise their families.

    Sadly, in both places, that was not to be the case. The desire for world domination is still very real for the Communists and now, more so, by the Muslims. YMMV

  2. He pigeon toed the line for 70 years waiting to go home.

  3. Comm Center Rat says:

    I’m sure Dennis Rodman, unofficial ambassador-at-large to North Korea and close friend of Rocket Boy, would happily intercede on behalf of this senior to bring him home. Never underestimate the power of basketball diplomacy!!

  4. Dustoff says:

    Ms.Dustoff just watched this and asked the question that I’ve heard many times during our 34 years together:”Japan didn’t have to divide their country after WW2, why did my country have to?” Of course she knows the answer….Power Politics.