Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Dec. 12, 1951
WITH EIGHTH ARMY- Plans are being
laid by the 728th Military Police Battalion, to bring Christmas cheer
and spirit to some 200 Korean orphan children in three orphanages in
their area come Dec. 25.
This MP unit, commanded by Lt. Col. Alonso E. Wood,
of Lynchburg, Va., is going all out to make Christmas an enjoyable time
for the children of the Al Kwhang and Boo Ik orphanages in Inchon, and
the Suwon Free orphanage garden in Suwan.
The officers and enlisted men of the battalion have
set up donation boxes in all companies. The money will be used to buy
gifts on the Korean market. Individual gifts will be wrapped, using
the holiday wrappings from boxes and packages received from the States
and delivered to the three orphanages on Christmas day.