Agence France-Presse “Sons confirm death of US soldier James Dresnok, who defected to North Korea” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/21/american-soldier-james-dresnok-who-defected-to-north-korea-has-died-say-sons
In a video interview posted on the state-run Uriminzokkiri website, Ted and James Dresnok, his two sons, confirmed their father had a fatal stroke in November last year.
“Our father was in the arms of the republic and received only the love and care of the party until his passing at age 74,” said Ted Dresnok, the elder of the two.
In the video, Dresnok and his brother wore a Korean People’s army uniform, adorned with a badge depicting the North’s founder Kim Il-sung and his son and successor Kim Jong-il.
Both men were born in North Korea and spoke Korean with a heavy northern accent.
“Our father asked us to render devoted service to our great leader Kim Jong-un,” said Ted Dresnok, who also goes by the Korean name Hong Soon-chol.
Their comments were similar to those of North Koreans, who normally only express officially approved sentiments when speaking for a foreign audience.
Mark Selden “'The Dear Leader takes care of me'” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/sep/09/korea.usa
*1:See also http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20100628/1277652782 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20131015/1381842900 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20150520/1432144396 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20170418/1492480724
*2:See eg. 「ジェンキンスさん（拉致被害者・曽我さんの夫）の現在2017」http://anohitoha-ima.main.jp/post-397/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Robert_Jenkins https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%81%E3%83%A3%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BA%E3%83%BB%E3%82%B8%E3%82%A7%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AD%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B9