Pacific Stars & Stripes, Oct. 20, 1953
CAMP TOKYO, Oct. 20- Roger P. Clow, 8, formerly
a war orphan named Han Kyo Un, will have a new home at Henderson,
Nev., thanks to M/Sgt. Melvin L. Clow.
Clow, assigned to the 213th Field Artillery Battalion
in Korea, recently completed Korean adoption proceedings for Roger
and is sending the youngster home as a dependent. But he'll
be going with another man because Clow has seven months more to serve
on his Far Eastern tour.
Accompanying Roger to the States will be Cpl. who
recently completed his duties at Eight Army headquarters in Seoul
and is going home for release from active duty. Kaufman volunteered
to take Roger to Nevada when he learned about he case from Maj. James
E. Marks, of Eighth Army G-1.
Clow met the Korean youngster in Kumson during
the summer of 1951 when Roger was living with a Korean engineer unit.
He took an immediate liking to the boy and persuaded the ROK soldiers
to give him custody of the child.
Since then with the help of Sgt. Ernest Fernandes,
213th TI&E NCO, Roger has learned to speak and write English.
He has also mastered elementary arithmetic.