Pacific Stars and Stripes,
May 31, 1953
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
Duggan estimated that the donation is worth $2,000.