Stars and Stripes, December 3, 1952
CLOTHES FOR CHILDREN-This is just one of the truck
loads of clothing soldiers of the 2d Signal Company received in their
drive to collect clothes from people in the States for underprivileged
Korean children. More then 500 pounds of clothing have been collected
in the 3d Division drive. Cheerfully unloading the truck are (left
to right); Sfc. Walter Counture, Brookfield, Mass., photo section
chief; Sgt. Kenneth Working, Dallas, supply sergeant, and Pvt. Peter
McGirt, Fedville, N.C. Medic.
U.S. Army Photo by PFC Mario Rotondi
Signal Company Gathers Clothes
For Korean Tots
WITH U.S. 3D DIV., Dec. 3-The 3d Signal Company
of the 3d Division has collected more than 500 pounds of clothing
as part of a division-wide drive to clothe underprivileged and orphaned
Korean children from 1 to 15 years old. The clothing collected by
the signalmen was solicited through a form letter mailed to friends
and neighbors in the United States. More than 100 packages were received.
ONE "BUNDLE for Korea" carried $30 in postage stamps.
The clothing drive was handled as a contest to determine which section
could gather the greatest amount of children's wearing apparel for
the Korean youngsters. A token gift will be presented to the section
collecting the largest Stateside donation.
MAJ. JOHN Gottlund, Carmel, Cal., division signal
officer, said, "Although an official cut-off date for the contest
was set, that does not mean we are concluding our request to the States
for clothing for Korean children. As long as the folks back home
are eager to open their hearts to the ragged and unfortunate victims
of war, we'll continue writing home asking them to send just a little