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Jan. 18, 1952


Copter Pilots Hustle Help For Orphans


WITH IX CORPS - An avalanche of clothing, shoes and toys is reaching a Korean orphanage through the efforts of two helicopter pilots.  It was last October that Capt. Dayton L. Warren, Denton, Tex., ferrying wounded from the front line surgical hospital to an air evacuation strip, first heard of the orphanage.  A visit to the institution, during which he witnessed the pathetic scene of homeless, ill clothed children, made sufficient impact on him to demand that he assist in someway.

IN A LETTER TO his wife, Mita, he outlined a plan to procure unused, but still serviceable, wearing apparel from civil groups, churches and individuals.  Soon, a steady flow of clothing and toys was enroute to provide warmth and happiness for the youngsters.  The bundles from the States were delivered by helicopter and Captain Warren's arrival was always a great occasion at the orphanage. 

LAST WEEK Warren rotated to the States.  Before leaving, however, he interested another 'copter pilot in the project who has taken over.  Lt. A.R. Breedlove, Yakima, Wash., has already contacted his wife, who through a story in the local newspaper has begun creating interest in the orphanage locally.  In addition, publicity concerning the pilot's work has reached other sections of the country and the orphanage has been "adopted" by a Girl Scout troop in Houston, Tex.






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