Pacific Stars and Stripes, October 20, 1953
HQ., KBS, Pusan, Korea, Oct. 19 – Word was received
by Lt. Col. Roy A. Davis, Junction City, Kan., commander of the 167th
Transportation Truck Battalion that his Elk lodge is supporting the
battalion drive to bring Christmas to Korean orphans.
Ted Biegert, secretary of Elk Lodge No. 1037, Junction
City, Kan., stated in a letter to Davis that they are “fully behind
the project.” “We received your letter, regarding the orphans your
outfit adopted for Christmas and we are pleased to report to you that
the Elks lodge has undertaken this project,” Biegert wrote.
“So far, we have received a fine response to our
plea, and we are just beginning.” the letter continued. “We have received
cash donations from several members.”
Upon receiving the colonel’s letter, the lodge printed
post cards which explained the need for helping the Korean children.
The cards were sent to the entire lodge membership.