Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Dec. 12, 1954
Boys Town, Neb., Dec. 12 (AP)-
Song Yong Cho, 12-year old legless Korean boy who pulled at soldier
heartstrings until they got him to the United States, was an inch
taller Thursday thanks to a new pair of artificial limbs.
Song, who lost his legs from frostbite in the
evacuation of Seoul in the winter of 1950, was found by Sgt. Harold
Douglas, Battlesburg, Miss., crawling around in a depot at Pusan shining
Douglas, impressed with the spirit the boy showed,
"adopted" him and arranged for the fitting of a pair of temporary
limbs. Then the sergeant set out to get Song admitted to Boys Town,
world-famous haven for homeless boys.
When Song arrived here last May, E.V. Lucas, owner
of the Twin City Artificial Limb Co. at Council Bluffs, IA, volunteered
to keep Song in legs until the lad attained his full growth.