Stars and Stripes, 9-51
NEW MISSION-The "Korean Orphans Friendship Train"
reaches the end of the line after a recent trip through the housing
area to collect donations of food and clothing for Korean orphans
adopted by members of the 19th Bomb Group. A pile of
canned goods donated by the children of Andersen Air Base can be
seen (right) loaded in the truck. (USAF Photo)
HQ. 54TH RECON SQDN-The famed "Fireball
Express," always a crowd pleaser at Andersen Air Force Base carnivals,
is doing a new and worthwhile mission now. Changing its name to
the "Korean Orphans Friendship Train," her new mission is scheduled
runs through the housing area to collect donations of old clothing,
shoes, and canned goods for Korean war orphans adopted by members
of the 19th Bomb Wing, formerly stationed on Guam.
THE TRAIN BOASTING red and yellow coaches mounted
on trailers, was built and is operated by the 5th Strategic
Reconnaissance Squadron (M) Weather, a component of MATS. On her
Korean friendship runs, Aug. 29-30, the train "charged" gifts brought
by the children as admissions to a ride around the housing area.
TRAIN ENGINEER T/Sgt. John Combs, Jr. reported
huge success with the train's latest mission. Others assisting
in the project were S/Sgt. Wray Stewart, fireman, and Sgt. Melvin
Nundwsky, conductor and guard.