Pacific Stars & Stripes, Feb. 7, 1954
INCHON, Korea, Feb. 6 (Pac. S&S)- An 18-month-old
Korean orphan may soon be living in his own room in Los Angeles together
with his proud parents, Capt. and Mrs. Jerome C. Duffy.
The boy, Vincent, is now waiting in the Mary Star
of the Sea Orphanage here for final arrangements to be completed so
he may travel to his foster parents in the U.S.
Duffy first met Vincent last May and within a short
time decided he wanted to take the boy back to California with him.
He legally adopted young Vincent according to Korean law and will
readopt the child in the States. The boy has passed the physical,
and has a Korean passport and is now waiting for a visa number to
enter the U.S.
The Duffy's had three children of their own.
But all three died, the last one shortly before Duffy, port operations
administration officer, found Vincent.
The boy will enter the States under Public Law
162 which allows a certain number of war orphans to be adopted by
service personnel and taken to the ZI.
The mustached captain visits Vincent nightly.
He feeds the boy supper and gets him ready for bed. Mrs. Duffy, a
nurse to a Los Angeles hospital, sends special food for the growing
Duffy said he hopes the travel visa will come through
soon, as Vincent is beginning to speak Korean as well as English.
By Cpl. Howard Sayre