Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Dec. 15, 1952
WITH 1ST MARINE DIV., Dec.
15 (UP)- Marines last week gave up free telephone calls home for Christmas
with the suggestion, "give the money to the kids."
So George Sisler, reporter for the Memphis Commercial-Appeal,
did just that.
SISLER ARRIVED in the Marine sector with $400
donated for telephone calls by the Memphis chapter of the American
The marines approached by Sisler were enthusiastic
about the idea of making a Christmas call, but on second thought they
unanimously suggested giving the money to orphans in Korea.
Sisler figured up what it would have cost marines
he queried to make the calls and entrusted the amount to the public
information officer for Christmas delivery to the orphans of Korea.
THE REST OF the money Sisler will use to offer
free telephone calls to the United States by soldiers.
Since the marines have been in Korea the support
of orphanages has been their "number one" project-next to fighting.