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28 June 2000

Dear Russ,

You may be interested in the enclosed article in the Dayton Daily News, 25 June 2000.

I called Dean Hess on Sunday and told him I was involved in taking planeloads of toys, clothing, and food to the orphanage in 1953 or 1954.

Then I asked him if he remembered Chaplain Russell Blaisdell.  Immediately he said, "Yes, he was of tremendous help to me in getting planes from 5th Air Force to take the orphans to Cheju-do Island."  He continued to praise you for all your help.

I remember your criticism of the book and movie which gave you no credit, but this may make you feel somewhat better.

Hope things are going well with you!


Bob Rutan





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