Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Dec. 24, 1952
WITH EIGHTH ARMY, Dec. 24-
Men of the 304th Signal Operation Battalion have snow-balled their
Christmas party plan for children of the Hei Myung orphanage into
an avalanche of clothing, money, food, and toys.
Personnel of three Army Signal Corps installations
in the Untied States-Ft. Monmouth, N.J., Camp Gordon, Ga., and Camp
San Luis Obispo, Cal.-have participated in the campaign, which has
received wide Stateside publicity.
SO FAR MORE than $6,400 in cash plus an estimated
$4,000 in food, clothing, and medical supplies has been collected
for the orphans.
The campaign started in October when, under the
guidance of Lt. Col. W.D. Joslin, Bethesda, Md., the 304th's commanding
officer, and Chaplain (Capt.) Alfred P. Lam, Petersburg, Va., the
battalion started planning a Christmas party for the Hei Myung orphans.
Men of the battalion contributed money, PX articles,
and canned goods, and wrote home for clothing for the orphans.