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Dec. 10, 1950


Korean Orphan Adopted by GI


WITH 25TH INF. DIV. KOREA-"Skipper," a small Korean orphan, may live in an orphanage in Seoul, but he has a bank roll of 225,000 whan and a company of GI foster fathers.  "Skipper was picked up by Cpl. Roosevelt Lewis, Memphis, Tenn., a member of the medical company, in Chong (?).  Lewis found the boy without clothing and in an acute state of malnutrition.

As the boy's physical condition changed, he won the hearts of the personnel who lavishly bestowed their affection on him. 

Then the company was ordered to move again and the problem of what to do with the youngster became quite an issue.  Instructions were received that the men would have to leave their little mascot and the following day appropriate authorities came for him.  Hastily, a company formation was called and the entire medical company donated 225,000 won to aid the further upkeep of their newfound chare.  When conditions warrant and their military commitments are finished, men of the company plan a bright future for their boy Skipper.




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