Pacific Stars and Stripes, Oct. 29, 1953
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