Pacific Stars and Stripes,
March 16, 1953
SEOUL, Mar. 16 (INS)- The 1953
March of Dimes will benefit by $450,330 from the contributions of
the American soldiers in Korea.
In an Eighth Army announcement of the total yesterday
Lt. Gen Maxwell D. Taylor called the response "truly outstanding."
The Eighth Army commander said it showed the "nobility
and the generosity of the American soldier, and his sympathy for the
unnecessary suffering of all persons-especially our children-who are
stricken by polio."
Top unit contribution was made by the 1st Marine
Division, which led the drive with $72,692. The 40th Division, which
contributed $67,163, and the 45th Division, $54,887, were runners-up.
On a corps basis, X Corps came out ahead with
contributions totaling $141,906.