Pacific Stars and Stripes, Jan. 11, 1954
TAEGU, Korea, Jan. 11- The Kyung Buk Orphanage
to date has received approximately $1,200 and the first of four new
buildings-a dormitory-for its 37 Korean orphans from men of the Korean
Military Advisory Group, it was announced today.
Lt. Col. Emil A. Zund, senior advisor to ROK Army
chaplains, spring the original aid project by requesting donations
of clothing from families and friends of KMAG personnel. The heavy
response to the early phase back in June, 1953 clothed the orphans
and cash donations helped pay the food bills.
The housing project was launched to relieve the
plight of the youngsters living in the crowed filth of two back rooms
in a run-down Buddhist temple.
Materials were salvaged from an abandoned prisoner
of war compound and hired labor converted the wood and steel from
Quonsets into the heated building.
The remaining three units-another dormitory with
kitchen and dining hall-will be constructed through the cooperation
of the Korean Civil Assistance Command. The ROK Army will supply the