Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Dec. 9, 1950
WITH THE 25TH INF DIV IN KOREA-
"Skipper," a small Korean orphan, may live in an orphanage in Seoul,
but he has a bankroll of 225,000 whan and a company of GI foster fathers.
"Skipper" was picked up
by Cpl. Roosevelt Lewis, Memphis, Tenn., a member of a medical company,
in Chongju. Lewis found the boy without clothing and in an acute stage
As the boy's physical condition changed, he won
the hearts of the personnel who lavishly bestowed their affection on
Then the company was ordered to move again and the
problem of what to do with the youngster became quite an issue. Instructions
were received that the men would have to leave their little mascot and
the following day, appropriate authorities came for him.
Hastily, a company formation was called, and the
entire medical company donated 225,000 whan to aid the further upkeep
of their newfound charge. When conditions warrant and their military
commitments are finished, men of the company plan a bright future for
their boy Skipper.