American freed by North Korea wanted pizza

first_imgSEATTLE — Kenneth Bae arrived home after years of imprisonment in North Korea, expressing his gratitude to the U.S. government for securing his release and revealing that his time there offered lessons.And his sister said he had one stipulation for his first meal back home: No Korean food.“He said, `I don’t want Korean food, that’s all I’ve been eating for the last two years,”‘ Terri Chung said Sunday outside her Seattle church. “We had a late night eating pizza.”Bae and Matthew Miller, another American who had been held captive in North Korea, landed Saturday night at a Washington state military base after a top U.S. intelligence official secured their release.“It’s been an amazing two years, I learned a lot, I grew a lot, I lost a lot of weight,” Bae, a Korean-American missionary with health problems, said at Joint Base-Lewis-McChord Saturday night. Asked how he was feeling, he said, “I’m recovering at this time.”Bae, surrounded by family members, spoke briefly to the media after the plane carrying him and Miller landed. He thanked President Barack Obama and the people who supported him and his family. He also thanked the North Korean government for releasing him.last_img


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