Mar. 1, 1960
WON'T BE LONG NOW-"Barney," 10-year old Korean
orphan informally adopted by men of the PX compound at Camp Casey,
Korea, takes a look on the globe at where he will live after he is
formally adopted by 1st Sgt. Patrick R. Mulcahy (right),
first sergeant of the 7th Administrative Co. 1st
Lt. James R. Lohr, company executive officer, who will soon be going
back to the U.S. with his adopted Korean daughter, is helping adoption
procedures. Mulcahy is scheduled for rotation-with Barney-in November.
They are anxiously awaited in Plattsburg, N.Y., by the sergeant's
wife and two young daughters.
Orphan Looks Forward to Happy Life
By PFC Tom Powell, S&S Korea Bureau
WITH THE U.S. 7TH INF. DIV., Korea-About
a year ago a ragged, hungry Korean orphan with a bleak future wandered
into the Post Exchange compound at Camp Casey. He was befriended
by a group of Camp Casey soldiers and "adopted" as an unofficial mascot.
Now, 10-year-old "Barney" is well-fed, happy and
facing the prospect of a life in the U.S. as the adopted son of 1st
Sgt. and Mrs. Patrick R. Mulcahy.
Mucahy arrived in Korea last November, became first
sergeant of the 7th Administration Co. and met Barney through
a friend at Camp Casey. "I liked the boy right away and he seemed
to like me," Mulcahy recalls. "I wrote my wife Roxanne at home in
Plattsburg, N.Y., and described Barney. She said she was all for
adopting the youngster. I appealed to the International Social Services
people in Seoul, go their OK and adoption procedures were begun Feb.