Program Five - Segment Two: The Story of Ok Cha Yang

Ok Cha Yang arrived with her husband in 1972.  Like many military brides from Korea, she faced the stigma attached to marrying a US soldier. And in the US, she faced the obstacles of being an immigrant woman—not knowing the language, not understanding customs and having no family or community support.  She eventually lost touch with her family.  Recently, Ok Cha Yang and her daughter Rainjita traveled to Korea to find her long-lost brothers and sisters.

Produced by Rainjita Yang-Geesler


Military Brides Slideshow


Abelmann, Nancy & John Lie. Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots. Harvard University Press, 1997.

Yuh, Ji-Yeon. Beyond the Shadow of Camptown: Korean Military Brides in America. New York University Press, 2002.

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