July 8, 1952
ABOARD USS ENDICOTT OFF KOREA - Thirty-five North
Koreans are now wearing American clothes given them by a U.S. sailor.
But it's all right as the "enemies" are all refugee children living
on a United Nations held island off the hostile North Korean coast.
The big hearted American "swabbie" is Elmer T. Andrews, RD1, Hatcreek,
Calif., a crewmember of the USS Endicott, a Navy minesweeper.
It all started last Christmas when the ship's crew
held a party for the impoverished children. Among the gifts given them
was a small amount of clothing. Andrews sent a picture of the party
home to his wife Patricia who, on seeing how happy the children were
with their new clothing, started dunning her neighbors for whatever
they had in the way of spare clothes. She boxed her collection in two
wooden crates and shipped them off to her husband, who turned them over
to the children.