Pacific Stars and Stripes, March
By Sid White
PUSAN, Mar. 23 (INS)-A New Yorker acting as an emissary of
Milwaukee's "gift lift" to orphaned Korean children yesterday handed
out stacks of clothing donated by dairy state citizens. Cpl. Edwin
M. Rosenthal, New York City, said, "I'll never forget this day as
long as I live."
HE HELPED to slip some of the clothing on the tots
at the Isabelle home, an orphanage outside Pusan for children aged from
6 months to 12 years. Fitting a pink slipper to the foot of one bewildered
little girl, Rosenthal said: "I hope I don't drop her. I haven't held
a baby in my arms since my 5 year old brother Gerald gave me a big hug
before I left for overseas 13 months ago."
ONE OUTFIT was donated by the mother of Pvt. Tom
Corcoran, Milwaukee, who started the clothing drive and turned it over
to Rosenthal when he rotated home last month. Rosenthal's unit chaplain,
(Capt.) Matthew A. Lowe, Covert, Mich., helped in the distribution and
said he is making plans for more of the generous Milwaukee contributions
as soon as they arrive. He said the present shipment should take care
of the needs of the Isabelle home. There were two other orphanages
on his list for later assistance.
AS HE PASSED out the clothing, Rosenthal said: "All
the soldiers who have families at home appreciate any donation for these
destitute children. What I witnessed made me feel like a big brother
to all of them."