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Pacific Stars and Stripes, Dec. 25, 1952 

Gunners Give Own Gifts, Move Presents From Home To Orphans 

WITH U.S. 2D DIV, Dec. 25-  Headquarters Battery, 12th Field Artillery Battalion, has worked out a unique combination for Christmas. 

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." 



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