The North Korean soldier who defected is getting a lifetime supply of Choco Pie

The North Korean soldier who defected is getting a lifetime supply of Choco Pie
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When the North Korean soldier who defected regained consciousness in South Korea, the first thing he asked for was Choco Pie.

Upon learning this, the South Korean confectionery company Orion sent 100 boxes of the sugary treat (link in Korean) to his hospital and has promised him a lifetime supply of this North Korean favorite.

During his daring escape, the North Korean soldier, 24-year-old Oh Chung-sung, was shot at least 40 times as he entered the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone on Nov. 13. He was airlifted to a South Korean hospital, where doctors operated on him and found large parasitic worms, pointing to the dire state of nutrition and hygiene in North Korea.

When Oh awoke on Nov. 21, he needed reassurance he had made it into South Korea. In addition to the Choco Pie, he had asked to watch television, and doctors also hung a South Korean flag in his room to help stabilize his mental condition.

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