News article in the Yakima Daily Republic
24 November 1952
Responding to an American soldier's plea for help
for Korean orphans, a 6-year-old Yakima girl who heard the plea read
aloud canvassed her neighborhood and collected many useful articles
for the war waifs.
Mrs. L.B. Minnich, 614 N. Naches Ave., said her daughter,
Carole, overheard the family reading aloud an item in the Yakima Dailies
telling of Pfc. George Drake's request for help for the orphans.
Mrs. Minnich later wrote to Drake, "My little
girl heard us read the article in the paper and never said a word to
us. She went around the neighborhood and brought back quite a lot of
useful things. She cried when she knew they (Korean orphans) didn't
even have a mommy or daddy."
Drake is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Palwick,
810 S. 7th St. His appeal came to them after he visited Manassas Manor
where his company helps support an orphanage in Korea. It has 33 girls
and 22 boys. Drake's address is RA12344689, 326th CRC, APO 301, c/o
Postmaster, San Francisco, California.
Printed in The Yakima Republic 24 November 1952
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