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Two Koreans study in US Merchant Marine Academy

Two instructors from the Korean Merchant Marine Academy -- Messrs. Sohn Tae Hyon (seated), Chief Instructor, and Kang Kyung Wok, Chief Engineer -- are at present attending observer courses at the Kings Point (Merchant) Marine Academy, near New York, under sponsorship of the UNKRA. They are seen here discussing searoutes from New York to Korea with Lt. Leonard Urschel, Assistant to the Dean of Kings Point Academy, in the college library. [Photograph 3389]


The UNKRA is importing aid goods of all types to Korea at the rate of more than $1,000,000 per month. It is expected that by the end of 1956, $140,000,000 worth of aid goods will have been provided to Korea by UNKRA. Here, a truck, purchased in the United Kingdom with UNKRA funds, is being unloaded at the port of Kunsan. Trucks such as this one are being sold to the Koreans in order to bolster their transportation industry. 1955. [Photograph X3001]

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