Pacific Stars and Stripes, date
HQ, UNCACK, May 24-(Pac.S&S)-A
crippled 11-year-old camp follower and mascot hobbled up to United
Nations civil assistance command, Korea, headquarters recently to
request permission to see the inspector general and file a complaint.
Although unusual, the request was granted.
KIM YI Chul (nicknamed Sammy Hop-a-long) is also
the most unusual of camp followers. The soldiers in the area have
fixed him up with a peg leg and dressed him in a uniform, complete
with combat badge.
Sammy registered the first and only complaint
heard by Col. C. R. Stark, KComZ I.G. from UNCACK personnel. He politely
took issue with the colonel about a rumored order that all mascots
were to be rounded up for deportation to nearby orphanages.
THE COLONEL told him that "only unauthorized persons
would be removed from the camp."
He did not define who were unauthorized and Sammy
never asked him. After the interview Sammy expressed himself as being
well pleased with the interview.