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Pacific Stars and Stripes, Feb. 10, 1953

Marine's Plea For 'Big Bundle' To Aid Orphans Nets Ten Tons From Home

NORWICH, Conn., Feb. 10 (INS)- Sgt. James Stanley had a proud answer today to the letter he wrote home from Korea a few weeks ago wondering if a charitable organization could provide a "big bundle" of warm clothes for some 400 war orphans cared for by his marine buddies.

The "big bundle" is now ready for shipment. It weighs about 10 tons.

A committee of Norwich civic, religious, and fraternal groups collected and packed the clothes at the state armory yesterday. Included in the volunteer workers was a Marine detachment from the nearby Groton submarine base.

THE NORWICH citizens and the local Marines began "Operation Brotherhood" after reading Stanley's account of how he and his buddies took care of large groups of children found wandering the Korean mountains.

The 18-year-old marine wrote that "the biggest fight the free world has is not one fought with guns and air power, but rather in educating the youth to the fact that there really is a better way of life" than communism.




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