Pacific Stars and Stripes, Dec. 18, 1960
Osan AB, Korea (OI)-U.S. Air
Force Col. Dean Hess, whose Korean War exploits were depicted in the
movie "Battle Hymn," will receive the Republic of Korea Order of Cultural
Merit Tuesday in Seoul ceremonies.
ROK President Posun Yun is scheduled to present
the award at a banquet in Hess' honor.
During the Korean War, Hess
was instrumental in saving the lives of some 800 orphans. He airlifted
the waifs from battle-torn areas to Cheju Island, some 70 miles off
the southeast coast of Korea.