Jan. 18, 1952
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.