Pacific Stars and Stripes,
May 27, 1953
BOYS TOWN, Neb., May 27 (UP)-Song
Yong Cho, Korean war orphan who lost both feet during the battle for
Seoul three years ago, became a citizen of Boys Town today.
Sporting a cowboy hat and jeans, the ll-year-old
alighted from a plane at Omaha' municipal airport last night accompanied
by Msgr. Nicholas Wegener, director of Boys Town. The orphan had no
comment after his flight from Seattle, Wash.
SONG LOST BOTH of his feet due to frostbite in
the winter of 1950. His know relatives were either captured or killed
by Red troops.
His feet were amputated and he was sent to a refugee
camp in the Korean capital where he made his own living. Sliding along
on his buttocks, he shined shoes for American servicemen.
American troops and civilians stationed at Pusan
contributed money to pay the boy's expenses for the trip to his new