Stars and Stripes, Mar.
HQ. U.S. 7th DIV., Korea - Every
man of the 48th FA Bn., in this division has been captured
- and not a shot was fired. The fellow who accomplished this
feat is a dirty, rag covered, severely frost-bitten Korean orphan
found sleeping in the street of a nearby town.
He was taken to the unit aid station for treatment.
Since then he has taken over the entire unit. When men of the
48th discovered he had no home, permission was granted
to keep the child.
They called him "Little Herbie" and took
over the responsibility of feeding him, clothing him and teaching
him English. Herbie, 7, can now count to 12. Even though they
love him, the troops of the 48th are afraid to take him
on hikes any more. In the past, he usually managed to count
up to only four miles. With his new facility for numbers he may
insist on counting past that figure when they move out for a hike.
And if Herbie insists on more than four miles - this outfit is just
likely to go along with him.