Stars and Stripes, Aug. 15, 1953
Pvt. John F.
Connelly, Huntington, W. VA., a member of the 3rd Inf.
Div. Civil Affairs Section poses with some of the orphans of the
Social Work Orphan Asylum of Sim, after receiving clothes sent by
the John Deere Corporation of Waterloo, Iowa.
It was back on June 10, 1944,
that the U.S. Eighth Army was born in a war-torn world. The heroic
deeds performed by the soldiers of the Eighth Army are part of the
history of campaigns such as New Guinea, Leyte and Manila during
World War II and the battles that shattered the peace of the Korea
countryside during the conflict.
But today the soldiers of
the Eighth Army are fighting in another campaign, the campaign for
peace. Ever since the Korean war truce was signed in 1953 the soldiers
of the Eighth Army have been standing a vigil to guard against renewed
aggression. They have been busy training and supporting their allies
in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Korea.
Today, as in the past, under
the leadership of General George H. Decker, UNC/USK/Eighth Army
commander-in-chief, they are helping the people of Korea rebuild
their war-torn country. Roads, bridges, railways, airfields, hospitals,
even whole villages, have been rebuilt by the men of the Eighth
Army. They have generously contributed their own time, money and
skill to build and support many orphanages and schools in Korea.
OFF-DUTY PROJECTS of Eighth
Army soldiers include raising money to feed and clothe orphans and
other victims of war. They are building
for the future-a peaceful one.
US Army Photo By Cpl.