Stars and Stripes, Aug.
Korean Boy Walks Again
A NEW LEG FOR MARIO. . . Mario, a Korean orphan from
the Catholic Orphanage in Pohang, Korea, has a new leg. After an accident
necessitated amputating the orphan's right leg, the men of the First
Marine Air Wing Headquarters Squadron collected money to buy him a new
When the leg arrived from the United States, it had
to be altered. Commander J.F. Fearan, USN, of Waltham, Mass., Catholic
Chaplain for the Wing Headquarters Squadron, remembered the Sea Bee
Boast that "They could do anything" and turned the job over to them.
The "refitting" work was done in the Sea Bee carpenter shop attached
to the wing and headed by Donald E. Patterson, builder seaman, of 1134
Washburn St., Topeka, Kan.). Doctor E.B. Stewart Laurinburg, N.C. assisted
in the final fitting.