Pacific Stars &
Stripes, Dec. 6, 1953
HQ, 24th Div., Korea, Dec. 6- Men of the 24th Div.
plunged vigorously into relief work for fire-devastated Pusan Wednesday,
and before nightfall more than 100 children from one orphanage were
provided with food, clothing and shelter.
The children - temporarily sheltered in a wharf
side warehouse with 3,000 other refugees for the past three nights-were
transported to a vacant Army compound by division vehicles. There
they were billeted in Quonset huts and fed a hearty meal provided
by nearby division units.
Meanwhile, other 24th Div. Troops were busy constructing
a permanent home for the orphans on an around-the-clock basis. More
than 100 men, working eight-hour shifts, are presently engaged in
the construction of a new orphanage in a section of Pusan that was
not touched by fire.
Construction is expected to be completed within
a week or ten days and the directors of the orphanage will then be
presented with their new buildings by the division.