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Pacific Stars and Stripes, May 31, 1953

Marine's Plan Gets Vitamins For Korea

WITH 1ST MARINE AIR WING, May 31-The story of aid to Korean orphans by marines is as old as the Korean war but recently CWO John M. Duggan, Brooklyn, added another chapter. He's supplying them with vitamin compounds.

Duggan's wife received an appeal from him for aid in helping orphans living near a forward air base of the 1st Marine Air Wing. A vitamin program was born. She is employed by a drug company in Brooklyn as a chemist. Passing the appeal on to the officials of the company, Mrs. Duggan soon had a six-months supply of vitamins for 150 children headed for Korea.

THE VITAMIN compound was the same as was being used in India in an experiment to test the ability to aid undernourished people.

Duggan estimated that the donation is worth $2,000.




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