Cpl. Joseph Banecker,US 52345021, of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, of 21st Transportation Car Company, loads
young An Mari Ah with Christmas gifts, while Sok Bong awaits his turn.
The children are from the Cha Sun Dun orphanage, in Seoul.
and Stripes, Dec. 21, 1954
21st Trans. Co. to Host 500
SEOUL (8TH Army Fwd)-A 110 man company
of Eighth Army Forward Hq. will play host Thursday at a Christmas party
for 500 Korean children and adults. The 21st Trans. Car
Co., which supplies drivers for the headquarters, will play Santa Claus
to 179 orphans from two Seoul orphanages and to the families of their
Korean employees. The expected attendance at the party is 400 children
and 100 adults. The Cha Sun Dun Orphanage, which the company has been
assisting for 18 months, will receive a sewing machine and CARE food
parcels. The children will receive new clothing, toilet articles and
other gifts. The men learned that the 35 children of the Bow Ha Orphanage
were not included in anyone's party plans for Christmas, so they invited
them also. A four hour program of games, entertainment and refreshments
is planned for the occasion.