Stars and Stripes, Feb.
BELATED BUT DELIGHTFUL-Fifteen of Sam Tashjy's
83 kids show by their smiles they didn't mind a bit the fact their Christmas
party was 10 days late. Ranged behind a pile of gifts from Stateside
"friends," the children of Moie orphanage hold up a flag of New York
state, a souvenir given them by Brig. Gen. William H. Kelly, adjutant
general of New York state. Gen. Kelly's money order for $45 was the
foundation for the Merry Christmas party smiles of these Korean children.
Blood Donating Champ Gives Tots Belated Party
WITH EIGHTH ARMY, Feb. 8-WOJG Sam K. Tashjy, Eighth Army
blood donor champ and a foster father to a Korean orphanage, recently
teamed up with a New York general to throw a delayed-action Christmas
party for 83 Korean orphans. Tashjy, who has seen the orphanage swell
from 42 to 83 children in the year he's been in Korea, recently published
a "yell for help" in his hometown paper, the Hudson Dispatch of Union
City, N.J. Buying things for 42 orphans kept him broke most of the
time, Tashjy said, but the tariff got too high to handle when the Moei
orphanage, outside of Seoul, gathered the 83 homeless kids.
A STEADY stream of boxes of clothes, shoes,
toys, and candy poured in as a result of the New
Then, Brig. Gen. William H. Kelly, adjutant general of New
York state, heard of
Operation Orphan and chipped in a money order for $45.
That money order resulted in a 10 day late Christmas party for
the Korean orphans. The party was late because Tashjy's company was on the move over Christmas. Besides working for the Army and for the Seoul
orphanage, Tashjy is still waiting for arrangements
to be completed for him to donate his 40th pint of blood
since 1942. His 39 pints to date
stamp him Eighth Army champ.