August 14, 1953
WITH U.S. 3D DIV., Aug. 14 - Thousands of pounds
of clothes were given to needy Korean orphanages by the 3d Division
Civil Affairs Section recently. The trip of mercy started in the Pochon
area, where several boxes of clothes were left for the orphans at their
bullet-riddled shelters. The journey ended at the Star of the Sea Hospital
and Orphanage in Inchon.
The clothes gifts were collected in all parts of
Iowa in a drive started by Gorden Gammack of the Des Moines Register
and Tribune, a Korea war correspondent. He told of the misery and suffering
in all of Korea, and how important the clothes are to the pathetic children.
Gammack first learned of the great need for clothes
from Maj. Dudok B. Langerak, Pella, Ia., the 3d Division civil affairs
officer. This is the section which attends to the needs of the civilian
population. The employees of the John Deere Corporation sent 3,500
pounds of clothes of all types. The cost of crating and shipping such
a large amount ran into the hundreds of dollars and was paid for completely
by the John Deere Tractor Corporation, Waterloo, Ia. The journey brought
clothes to more than a thousand children whose ages ranged from 4 days
old to 17 years.
SURROUNDED - Pvt. John F. Connelly, Huntington, W.
Va., is surrounded by smiles of happy Korean orphans who received clothes
in a gift shipment from John Deere Tractor Corporation employees at
Waterloo, Ia. Connelly, a member of the 3d Division Civil Affairs Section,
helped distribute the clothing to the children of the Social Work Orphan
asylum of Sim. (U.S. Army Photo)