Pacific Stars and Stripes, Feb. 26, 1951
WITH recently named their pin-up
girl of 1951. "Miss 57th Field Artillery" is called Mona Lisa by the
men, and is Miss Chun Jea Lee, a Korean refugee, four years old.
Mona Lisa was found suffering from frostbitten hands
and feet by some South Korean soldiers who turned her over to the artillery
battalion to be sent back to a refugee camp.
However, the men fell in love with her and decided
to keep her with them until she could be nursed back to health.
The battalion medical officer, Capt. Gus J. Eurla,
St. Louis, Mo., prescribed a diet for Mona. Mess sergeant SFC Martin
D. Eischen is doing the best he can in his field kitchen to give her
the nourishment she needs.
The battalion sweetheart is wearing GI clothes,
but a collection was taken to buy her a complete feminine wardrobe.
Cpl. Warren J. Walkup and Pvt. Billie D. Horton,
from Garden City, Kans., found themselves emergency mothers when they
took over the care of Mona. They bathe her, feed her, and dress her