Pacific Stars & Stripes,
Sept. 2, 1961
TOKYO (S&S)- Communism, in
stark reality and tripped of its ideology, showed its ugly face during
the Korean conflict in its treatment of the waifs of war, Col. Dean
Hess said in a talk Friday night.
Hess, author of "Battle Hymn," is the clergyman
turned fighter pilot who established an orphanage on Cheju Island
off Korea for more than a thousand children who had been rescued from
the advancing communist hordes in Korea by American forces.
Hess, now chief of information, U.S. Japan, spoke
before the Protestant Men of the Chapel at the Green Park Officers'
He told of the pitiful tides of homeless children
encountered by American forces during the war. Not one of such groups
of waifs that had been in contact with the communist forces showed
that they had received any kindness or care, he said, but every group
that had met with the Americans showed that they had received help
and human kindness.
Hess deprecated his role as author of the best-selling
book, the profit of which went into the orphanage.
"The voices of thousand of
children really wrote it," he said.
Hess was introduced by Capt. Raymond L. Hayes,
president of the club.