Merrill Newman

Korean War veteran Merrill Newman (L), accompanied by his wife Lee (C) and son Jeff, speaks to the press after arriving at San Francisco International Airport on December 7, 2013 following his release from detention in North Korea.  (SUSANA BATES/AFP/Getty Images)

Palo Alto Veteran Offers New Details On North Korean Captivity

The 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.

12/09/2013

Korean War veteran Merrill Newman (L), accompanied by his wife Lee (C) and son Jeff, speaks to the press after arriving at San Francisco International Airport on December 7, 2013 following his release from detention in North Korea.  (SUSANA BATES/AFP/Getty Images)

Palo Alto Man Released By North Korea Says He Was Kept In A Hotel

A 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.

12/08/2013

Eighty-five-year-old Korean War veteran Merrill Newman shown here holding hands with his wife, moments after he arrived at San Francisco International Airport.

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.

12/07/2013

Merrill Newman

Palo Alto Man Freed After Being Detained In North Korea

North Korea freed Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War from Palo Alto, after a weekslong detention.

12/06/2013

Merrill Newman In North Korea

Palo Alto Man In North Korea Oversaw Guerilla Group, Ex-Members Say

Six 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.

12/03/2013

Merrill Newman In North Korea

Family Of Palo Alto Man Held In North Korea Pleads For His Release

The U.S. is urging North Korea to release a retired Palo Alto finance executive who has been detained for more than a month.

11/30/2013

North Korea's government is believed to be holding Palo Alto native Merrill Newman (Palo Alto Weekly)

Family Of Palo Alto Man Held In North Korea Concerned About His Health

Merrill 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.

11/25/2013

North Korea's government is believed to be holding Palo Alto native Merrill Newman (Palo Alto Weekly)

North Korea Acknowledges Detaining American, Likely Palo Alto Man

State 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.

11/22/2013

A North Korean flag.  ( JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Palo Alto Man Likely Held In North Korea Among Growing Wave Of Tourists

Despite 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.

11/21/2013

A North Korean flag.  ( JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Palo Alto Grandfather Reportedly Detained In North Korea

A Palo Alto grandfather has reportedly been held in North Korea for more than three weeks after being pulled off a flight departing the country.

11/20/2013

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