Pacific Stars and Stripes, September
HQ., U.S. 24TH DIV., Korea-A
KMAG soldier has adopted 135 Korean War orphans here. PFC Don Vinkemulder,
who has no family of his own, made a contribution of $300 to the 34th
Inf. Regt.'s Orphanage Fund. The fund has been established to provide
housing for the 135 orphans.
When Vinkemulder arrived in Korea in March, he decided
to assist needy Koreans with his savings. A Korean chaplain in his
KMAG detachment referred him to Chaplain (Maj.) Cassius M. Ellis, 34th
regimental chaplain, who is in charge of the campaign. The fund was
started by a $3,500 contribution from the 34th's NCO Open
Mess. The orphanage is expected to cost $12,500.