Pacific Stars and Stripes, Dec. 21, 1952
With I Corps Seoul - The I Corps Korean Children
Amputee Clinic, backed by $75,872.89 in voluntary contributions, was
established recently at bomb-scarred Severance Hospital in Seoul.
The naming of the Severance Hospital to operate
the program culminated the I Corps Korean Children's Amputee fund
drive, originated four months ago by Lt. Gen. Paul W. Kendall, commanding
general of I Corps.
The inspiration for the fund was 13-year-old Chang
Myong Sik, who lost both hands and suffered severe face burns in a
The clinic, which will accept all patients on a
non-sectarian basis, will be supervised by a joint civilian-military
Contributions poured in from military units representing
the U.S., Korea, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India,
Belgium, Norway, France, The Netherlands, Thailand and Greece.
Frontline divisions contributed more than $50,000,
while I Corps added another $15,000.
The largest Korean donation came from the 101st
Division. Korean Service Corps, which contributed 18,813,000 won ($3,186).
Other Korean contributions included 2.7 million won ($450) from a
Seoul bus line, headed by Kim Pong Zhe; 1,579,000 won ($263) from
the I Corps security police; 1.5 million won ($250) from Korean employees
of Severance Hospital; 130,000 won ($22) from Korean workers at the
I Corps civilian hospital, and 100,000 won ($17) from the Kang Won
Korean soldiers serving in two companies of the
3rd U.S. Infantry Division were so enthused over the program that
they donated 118,000 won ($20), their entire months pay, to the fund.
The 3rd Division led all units with $17,306.69
in contributions. Other large donations included $15,141.85 from the
1st Marine Division, $10,991.55 from the 2nd Infantry Division, and
$6,638.84 from the 1st Commonwealth Division.
Air Force units gave $2,195, most of it during
a 24-hour disc-jockey radio marathon presented by the station of Armed
Forces Korea Network.