326th Communication Reconnaissance Company
23 Apr 1953
Mrs. H.W. Rasmussen
5609 7th NW
Seattle 7, WN.
Dear Mrs. Rasmussen:
It Is a real pleasure to make your acquaintance. Thank you kindly
for the nice letter which I picked up today at the hospital. I
am glad that you realize the situation re: the Rues and Miss Robson's
correspondence. I am but trying to alleviate a bit of the strain
on them, leaving them more time to their charges. I certainly
do not mean to impose upon the friendships between you but let
us look upon the situation thusly, any letters I am able to write
to you will be in addition to, rather than in place of, those
written by the Rues or Robson.
Your loyalty to our hospital orphanage here in Korea is inspiring.
It is such faith that keeps us going when at times we feel that
we are forgotten. (In this I imply the men of our company on the
Orphanage Committee, not the Rues & Robson, who's work never
falters, but goes on day and night to aid the suffering of this
I was most sorry to hear of your illness but am glad that you
are well on the way to recovery. You mention Monterey Academy.
I call Monterey, California home.
At the present I do not know how much a piano will cost In Tokyo
but am in the process of acquiring all the information pertinent
to the purchase and shipment of one to the orphanage. Musical
instruments can be safely shipped, and would be welcomed with
joy. The safest method for shipping anything and also the cheapest,
is by addressing it to COMMANDING OFFICER, 326th Comm. 'Recon
Co., APO 301 c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, California and marked
FOR ORPHANAGE. The Rues & Robson have only 1st class mail
APO privileges. Packages should be sent to them through international
mail. That entails delays and overseas shipping costs. Therefore
the Orphanage Committee of this company, at the request of Mrs.
Rue and Miss Robson make the above suggestion to everyone namely,
to send packages through this company.
Enclosed are two snapshots of a few of the children of the orphanage.
FOR THE ORPHANAGE COMMITTEE
George F. Drake
Cpl. RA 12344689
Corr Secty Orph Comm.