KSC Battalion delivers holiday cheer to orphanage
December 26, 2010
- The Korean Service Corps Battalion delivered holiday cheer to the Hwasung Orphanage in Seoul Dec. 23.
- One of the Korean Service Corps members dressed as Santa Claus and gave gifts to each child.
- Comic books, notebooks, tennis rackets, game players and toys were among the gifts given to the children.
SEOUL - The Korean Service Corps Battalion delivered holiday cheer to the Hwasung Orphanage in Seoul Dec. 23.
Two days before Christmas, KSC members, including Commander Lt. Col. Charles Parker, Executive Officer Maj. Henry Brown and HHC commander Kim Song-ung, went to the orphanage.
The event was coordinated by Brown and Kim.
KSC Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Herron dressed up as Santa Claus and gave gifts to each child. The KSC also provided turkeys, cakes and fruit for dinner.
"We surveyed every single kid about what they wished for a Christmas gift and prepared presents which exactly fit their favorite," said Brown.
Comic books, notebooks, tennis rackets, game players and toys were among the gifts.
The gifts were donated by Cind Park, vice president of Eastors Marketing, Kim Yeon-ho, president of Sam Hwa Paper, and Ron Lee, vice president and general manager of Turner Entertainment Korea.
The KSC Battalion was established during the Korean War by an Emergency Mobilization Order of the Republic of Korea president. The KSC provides combat support and combat service support for U.S. Forces Korea and 8th Army.
Its members mostly consist of civilians working to support U.S. forces in various ways, such as running the post bus or teaching English to new Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army.