Merrill Newman

Palo Alto Veteran Offers New Details On North Korean CaptivityThe 85-year-old U.S. veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress.
Palo Alto Man Released By North Korea Says He Was Kept In A HotelA day after arriving home, the 85-year-old Palo Alto veteran detained for weeks by North Korea said Sunday that he was well-fed and kept comfortable in a hotel room.
Palo Alto Vet Detained In North Korea Arrives Home Tired But Thankful Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran landed at San Francisco International Airport Saturday morning. His long-awaited return comes after a 42-day detainment in North Korea.
Palo Alto Man Freed After Being Detained In North KoreaNorth Korea freed Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War from Palo Alto, after a weekslong detention.
Palo Alto Man In North Korea Oversaw Guerilla Group, Ex-Members SaySix decades before he went to North Korea, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say.
Family Of Palo Alto Man Held In North Korea Pleads For His ReleaseThe U.S. is urging North Korea to release a retired Palo Alto finance executive who has been detained for more than a month.
Family Of Palo Alto Man Held In North Korea Concerned About His HealthMerrill Newman's family in California released a statement Monday saying they remain concerned for his wellbeing. The Newmans asked North Korean authorities to quickly confirm that he has received his medication.
North Korea Acknowledges Detaining American, Likely Palo Alto ManState Department says North Korea acknowledges it is holding an American citizen but hasn’t granted diplomats consular access so the person’s identity is not yet confirmed.
Palo Alto Man Likely Held In North Korea Among Growing Wave Of TouristsDespite strong warnings from the U.S. State Department, hundreds of Americans like the 85-year-old Korean War veteran apparently being detained in North Korea travel to the communist nation each year.
Palo Alto Grandfather Reportedly Detained In North KoreaA Palo Alto grandfather has reportedly been held in North Korea for more than three weeks after being pulled off a flight departing the country.
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