Pacific Stars and Stripes, Dec. 25, 1952
WITH U.S. 2D DIV, Dec. 25- Headquarters
Battery, 12th Field Artillery Battalion, has worked out a unique combination
The combination goes from the United States
to the battery in Korea to the orphans at the 2d Division-sponsored
Friendship home at Chon-Pyong-Ni.
CAPT. ENOS SPRINGER, Cutler, Me., battery
commander, recently mentioned at a routine briefing, that it might
be a good idea to send some of the presents the men were receiving
from home to the orphans.
The next day, packages of food and candy,
originally Christmas presents from loved ones at home to men in the
battery, began pouring into the orderly room with new addresses on
them-for the children.
A COMMITTEE of section chiefs has been organized
to handle the project. Six large cases have already been filled
to overflowing with goodies for the kids.
"I want the men to get acquainted with the
foundlings," Springer says. "About 10 or 12 of them are going
to the orphanage to deliver the gifts."