Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Dec. 3, 1951
By PFC Don King
SEOUL (Pac S&S)- Sixty cheerful
little Korean orphans are a lot happier today and better prepared for
the bitter winter months ahead because of the kindness and generosity
of a group of people in Allentown, Pa.
In response to an urgent request from Lt. Samuel
C. Elliott, members of St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Allentown packed
20 large size parcels of clothing, bedding, and school supplies, and
marked them for the Columbia children's school in Yondongpo.
Elliott had discovered the school by chance while
transporting supplies from Inchon. Impressed by the good he saw being
done at the orphanage, he inquired as to the children's needs and then
promised he would see to it that they got them.
Monday that promise was fulfilled when a stocked
weapons carrier backed up to the school and unloaded some 300 pounds
of the badly needed supplies.