Pacific Stars and Stripes,
June 8, 1952
ABOARD USS ENDICOTT OFF KOREA-
Thirty-five North Koreans are now wearing American clothes given them
by a U.S. sailor.
But it's all right at the "enemies" are all refugee
children living on a United Nations held island off the hostile North
Korean coast. The big hearted American "swabbie" is Elmer T. Andrews,
RD1, Hatcreek, Calif., a crewmember of the USS Endicott, a Navy minesweeper.
It all started last Christmas when the ship's
crew held a party for the impoverished children. Among the gifts given
them was a small amount of clothing. Andrews sent a picture of the
party home to his wife Patricia, who on seeing how happy the children
were with their new clothing, started dunning her neighbors for whatever
they had in the way of spare clothes.
She boxed her collection in two wooden crates
and shipped them off to her husband, who turned them over to the children.