Pacific Stars and Stripes, July 27, 1951
With U.S. 8th Cav Regt-- The 8th Cavalry Regiment,
plus an attached platoon of Republic of Korea soldiers, has gone all
out in contributing financial support for orphaned Korean children.
The regiment's own men gave a total of $2,203, while the 30-man Korean
platoon chipped in with 84,000 won - almost their entire month's pay.
According to regimental Chaplain (Capt.) Wilkinson
B. Alsworth of Hattiesburg, Miss., the money was turned over to an orphans'
fund started in connection with the 1st Cavalry Division's "operation
mascot" project two months ago. Col. Eugene Field, the 8th Cavalry
commander, made the formal presentation to Bruce A. Cummings, a civilian
chaplain especially assigned to the division. Chaplain Cummings, a long-time
missionary in Korea, is a member of the committee handling the fund.
Chaplain Alsworth said more than $8,000 has been
collected throughout the division to date for providing care for children
made homeless by the Korean War. Many of the youngsters, he said, previously
had been "adopted" by units or individual soldiers of the
division, but were placed in orphanages in Taegu and elsewhere in Korea
as part of "operation mascot."