Pacific Stars &
Stripes, Feb. 9, 1953
PASADENA, Cal., Feb. 9 (UP)-An army officer who
asked to be shipped to Korea to see a war orphan he had adopted only
to learn the child was coming to America, took the child into his
Capt. Sylvester Booker, a doctor, received orders
cancelling his scheduled return to Korea Mar. 1 and now will have
plenty of time in which to get acquainted with Rhee Song Booker, 9,
who just arrived here by plane.
Booker adopted the boy after the child walked
up to an aid station on the Inchon river front in 1950. He gained
American citizenship and a visa for the youngster through a special
bill introduced by Sen. William Knowland (R. Cal.).
Booker, his wife, Edna, and their son Paul, 8,
have taken the Korean boy into their home "as one of their own."