Pacific Stars and Stripes, Dec. 9, 1953
 

Yank's Appeal Brings Parcels To Yule Fund

 
SEOUL, Dec. 9 - Thanks to an appeal made by an American in Korea through a Cincinnati, Oh. columnist, a steady stream of packages and letters containing donations for the Korean Orphans Christmas Fund is pouring into Eighth Army headquarters.  Col. Charles R. Rain began receiving the donations from the States a few days ago.  The letters said they were answering an appeal made by one Bud Chase, stationed somewhere in Korea.
 
Since there are many persons named Chase and since "Bud" is probably a nickname, the Army's attempt to discover the right soldier is presently at a standstill.  But the fact that more than $200 and 23 packages of clothing have been received thus far indicates that Chase and his newspaper buddy have made a hit with the people back home.
 
The Eighth Army Public Information Office, as well as the Armed Forces Korean Radio Network station "Vagabond," is still trying to locate Bud.  They want to know if he wants any particular group of orphans to be the recipients of the goods.  If no contact is made, they say, "We will eventually add the contributions to the overall Eighth Army Christmas Fund for Korean orphans."
 
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