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transparent.gif (42 bytes)December 10, 1951

Orphans Get Yule Show from Estes

ABOARD USS ESTES—Christmas cheer prevailed in Inchon’s largest orphanage recently when officers and men of the amphibious force flagship USS Estes gave gifts and a traditional American Christmas holiday celebration to 160 orphans. The smoke and flying lead of the Inchon landing over a year ago was forgotten by the children as they tried turkey, fruits and candies.

WEEKS AGO the enlisted recreation committee voted to allow that funds from the ship’s recreation fund be used for the children. The children are wards of the Inchon women’s police department. The feast was prepared by the ship's cooks and bakers in their spare time. Chief commissary ward Harold L. Cody, USN, Dexter, Iowa, supervised the preparation of the spread, which included baked ham, dressing, ice cream and cake.


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