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New York Times, 17 Dec. 1950

1,100 South Korean Waifs
Saved by G.I. Generosity

Seoul, Korea Dec.16-Eleven hundred Korean war orphans sail today to a haven of safety from Communist aggression.

The waifs of war were clutched from the grasp of starvation and death through the generosity of battle-hardened United States soldiers.

The youngsters can look forward with hope to a new life because of the untiring energy of Lieut. Col. R. L. Blaisdell of Fort Worth, Tex., chaplain of the United States Fifth Air Force.

A South Korean naval vessel is taking the children from Inchon, port for Seoul, to an island off southern Korea. Hundreds of thousands of Koreans have found shelter there from the ravages of war.

[NOTE: This article appeared before the ship to take the children was diverted for military purposes.]


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