January 20, 2020

Jim Dresnok, American who defected to N.Korea in 1962, died in 2016
American was high-profile defector who once starred in N.Korea propaganda movies
James Joseph Dresnok, a U.S. military serviceman who in 1962 defected to North Korea by running through a minefield across the demilitarized zone, died in 2016 following a period of serious illness, regular visitors to Pyongyang told NK News last week.News about the death of Dresnok, one of only a handful of Americans who defected North following the Korean War, has not to date been