Jurecek’s long journey from Japan to Roswell

February 2, 2014 • Local News


The parents of Roswell resident Mike Jurecek had to go through a special process to bring home their baby boy in 1952.

The couple had to get a bill passed by United States Congress to make Jurecek (pronounced jer-eck) their own.

Jurecek was adopted by his parents while his father, a master sergeant in the Air Force, was stationed in Japan.

Baby Jurecek was found by police at a train station in Ueno, Japan, on June 23, 1950. Police estimated the abandoned young boy was about 2 months old Login to read more

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