Because he prayed in public for eight men who were tortured, forced to make false confessions and were sentenced to death by South Korea’s military dictatorship, in 1974 George Ogle was deported from the country where he had worked as a missionary for 20 years. Two months later when Dorothy and the four Ogle children left Korea, friends and colleagues commissioned them to “Go tell our story.” After the South Korean people ended the military dictatorship in 1987, the story changed from the struggle for democracy and human rights to a story of the Korean movement for peace and reunifi cation of their divided nation. Compelling and comprehensive, Our Lives in Korea and Korea in Our Lives is not only the Ogles’ personal memoirs of living in South Korea from 1954-1974 and later visiting both the North and South, it is an effort to tell the story of the Korean people as the authors experienced it directly, and as it has come to them by closely following the evolving history through almost 60 years. The book highlights the hope and promise of President Kim DaeJung’s “Sunshine Policy” of constructive engagement with North Korea and is written to give readers around the world a vision for ending the Korean War to bring peace, prosperity and reconciliation to all of the Korean people.
George E. Ogle was a missionary for twenty years in South Korea mainly working in an urban ministry with men and women laboring in the factories of Inchun. He has written three books on Korea—two on his work and the history of labor, and a third book of historical fiction, How Long O Lord: Stories of Twentieth Century Korea (2002). After retiring to Lafayette, Colorado he published two more books of historical fiction, The Price of Colorado Coal: A Tale of Ludlow and Columbine (2006) and Cherry Blossom Comrades: a Story of Japanese Immigrants in Colorado Coalfields (2008). Ogle also writes poetry.
I feel that, instead of sidneng physical radios which can undoubtedly be identified by North Korean officials, send information on how to fix their already-approved radios. I'm not knowledgable about the availability of soldering irons or electronic components, but I'm sure that if people outside the DPRK were able to figure out just what modifications were made to N.K.'s radios, it shouldn't be too hard to reverse or re-mod.If they've been sidneng baloons with radios within, they should instead send schematics and instructions on how to mod their radios to receive outside transmissions. This way the knowledge of happenings in the outside world doesn't disappear with a physical object.