Pacific Stars & Stripes, July 3, 1956
SEOUL-(UP)- U.S. Air Force
Col. Dean E. Hess, who has helped some 1,000 Korean orphans, said
Tuesday that he would spend about $100,000, which he expects from
his book and motion picture, for them.
Hess and his wife arrived in Seoul Saturday from
Washington to present President Syngman Rhee with a copy of Hess's
book, "Battle Hymn."
The book, which tells of Hess' experiences in the
Korean War and of the airlift of 10,000 Korean War waifs to safety
from the path of advancing communist action, is now being made into
a movie in Hollywood.
The Colonel, now a special assistant to the U.S.
Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, told a news conference
that "helping in Korea did a great thing for the world."
"It is the only country to stand up in arms
as a nation against communism," he said.
Hess and his wife flew down to Cheju-do Island
Tuesday to see the orphans he airlifted during the war.
More than 500 waifs are still there, living in
the Orphan's Home of Korea, which Hess founded.
A new orphanage is being built in Seoul, to which
they will be moved from Cheju-do. Some 120 children have already
been brought to Seoul.