Soldiers, students feed Seoul's homeless
October 21, 2009
By Dan Thompson
- Yongsan's BOSS program teams up with college students to feed Seoul's hungry
YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea</strong> - More than 15 members of the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan's Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Servicemembers teamed up with Baekseok University to distribute meals to Seoul's less fortunate Sept. 26 at Seoul Station.
The Good Neighbor event began early in the morning with the Korean and American partners serving lentil soup, rice cakes, rice and other items to more than 60 hungry citizens.
When asked by the Korean Broadcasting Service why American Soldiers would want to help Seoul's hungry, Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall said that serving the public is part of Soldiering.
"Whenever we have an opportunity to help those in need, our Soldiers will be there when possible," he said. "I cannot think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning. A lot of us have been very fortunate in our lives, but we shouldn't take it for granted - we should help each other out."
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