My mother's old passport.

My mother, Chung Lee, was born in Seoul Korea. She immigrated to the United States in 1976.  My father, Michael James, was stationed in Seoul while he was serving in the U.S. Army.  During this time, my parents married and my mother agreed to move to the United States with my father.





My Grandfather's Birth Certificate

  My family migration object is a copy of my motherís old passport and my grandfatherís birth certificate.  His name is Young Hee Yi.  My mother doesnít know much about her fatherís family.  He escaped from North Korea in the mid 1940ís and came to Seoul without any belongings and little money.  The birth certificate is not original but instead the information he provided to the Republic of Korea when he escaped.  This represents the beginning of my grandfatherís new life.  My grandfatherís wish was to one day be reunited with his family, who he hoped were still alive in North Korea.  However, when he passed away a few years ago the attempts he had made to contact his family while he was alive were still unanswered.


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