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Pacific Stars and Stripes, Oct. 29, 1953

Yank Ex-PW Helps Korea Orphan's Fund

SEOUL, Oct. 28 - A repatriated American prisoner of war has presented the Korean Christmas fund with $10 to help purchase food and clothing for orphans because: "I have a pretty good idea of what it means to be without either proper clothing or food."

M/Sgt. William F. Lillis, a POW for 34 months, said in his letter to the fund he was helped by a 12 or 13 year old boy while in North Korea.  Lillis, from Oakland, Cal., wrote: "These kids are the future citizens of a free Korea and we may someday need them as friends.  Try to do everything you can to help them."

Captured in the winter of 1950, Lillis was a member of the 99th Field Artillery Battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division.




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