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Chung Ho, Kim
Yuki Shimoda as Chung Ho Kim
Yuki Shimoda as Chung Ho Kim in "Yessir, That's My Baby" in Season 8 of M*A*S*H.
M*A*S*H character
Vital information
Rank: None, Civilian employee, Republic of South Korea
Job/Role in Unit: Government Official
Home: Seoul, South Korea
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Family/Personal Information
Born: ????
Birthplace: ????
Nationality/Race: Korean (Asian)
Spouse(s): Name not mentioned
Relatives/Children: None mentioned
Appearances
First appeared in: "Yessir, That's Our Baby" (Season 8)
Last appeared in: N/A, one-time appearance
Appeared on/or in: M*A*S*H TV series
Played by: Yuki Shimoda

Chung Ho Kim, a South Korean government official, appears in the Season 8 episode titled "Yessir, That's Our Baby". The part of Chung Ho Kim is played by Yuki Shimoda, who also appears as Cho Pak in the Season 7 episode titled "The Price", and then as Key Yong Lu in the Season 9 episode "Oh, How We Danced".

About Chung Ho KimEdit

When a baby girl, who is the child of a local girl and an American GI is left at the 4077th, namely, at the doorstep of the Officer's "Swamp", with a note presumably by the mother, who left her there explaining that she could not take care of it, and for the command to try to find a home for it, the medical staff desperately try to find a place for it, where they exhaust about every possible channel in trying to find a way to possibly find a desirable home for her. When Hawkeye and B.J. try unsuccessfully to go through the U.S. Army chain of command and get rejected, the second option, with the insistence of Col. Potter, is to try to go through the Korean Government.

The person which they talk to, being he and Hawkeye, on a trip to Seoul, the capital city, is Chung Ho Kim, an official with the Korean government, who offers little help--except for the fact that he even admits that, in echoing Father Mulcahy's earlier assessment of the situation concerning the child's future life in Korea, that, in many cases, a mixed-race child is put into "virtual slavery" (sometimes actual servitude), and, even in some cases, killed outright.

As nightmarish as this is, Chung Ho points out, is that out of all the countries fighting in the Korean War, the United States is the only nation that does not accept the children of their G.I.'s, or offer them a road to citizenship.

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