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(Monterey Peninsula Herald)

Drive To Aid Korean Children

A few mothers bring their week-old infants to the orphanage and tearfully leave them, knowing that they cannot care for themselves, much less feed the child.  Some children are left deserted by their mothers on the doorstep or even behind the orphanage where the child may freeze to death before being found, Drake said. “GIs bring in children, too,” he said. 

“One night I was called to the barbed wire fence to the rear of the company area to investigate a crying child.  It turned out to be a small girl of 9 or 10 years.  Cry she would, but talk she would not. “One of the houseboys said that she had been sitting there since early morning (it was then 9 p.m. and that she had told one of them she was an orphan and wanted food.  We took her in and in the morning took her to the orphanage.”

Drake said it was learned she had been living with a brother near an Army post.  When the Army unit moved out, the boy who had been a houseboy there, had to look elsewhere for food for himself and his little sister.  One day he went out and did not return.  When hunger got the best of her, she “hit the road,” and that was when we found her, he said. 

(Photo Caption) Korean children “model” some of the clothing sent to them at the Seoul Sanatorium and Hospital Orphanage via the United States.  Monterey Peninsula College students are now sponsoring their second drive to assist children in war-torn Korea.  


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