Pacific Stars &
Stripes, Dec. 4, 1953
PUSAN, Korea, Dec. 4- There was nothing automatic
about the emergency aid given victims of the recent fire which wrought
havoc in Pusan, as a certain master sergeant from the 24th MP Co.
will testify, 24th Div sources revealed today.
Summoned to Pusan to provide food and to cook for
hungry orphan children due at the 24th Division's temporary camp-site,
M/Sgt. Harold M. Jones found the former small Army unit minus food,
stoves, trays and silverware.
Yankee ingenuity and field expedients came into
play and, 15 minutes before the convoy of children arrived, Jones
was ready with Spam, bread and jam, kidney beans, hot cocoa, hot soup
and three gallons of cooked rice.