AFN Pacific – SOCKOR Christmas Party


SERVICE MEMBERS FROM SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
KOREA, OR SOCKOR, HOST A CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR LOCAL KOREAN ORPHANS AT THE YONGSAN COMMISKEY
CENTER. FOR HER FIRST CHRISTMAS IN KOREA, CAPTAIN DANIELLE THOMAN IS FILLED WITH HAPPINESS
FROM SHARING THE HOLIDAY WITH THE CHILDREN. “WE CALL THEM OUR SOCKIDS, BECAUSE THE SOCKOR
AND OUR ORPHANAGES THAT WE SPONSOR TODAY. SO WE INVITED THEM HERE TO U.S. ARMY GARRISON
YONGSAN TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH US. OUR ORPHANAGES MEANS SO MUCH TO US, AND JUST BEING
ABLE TO CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS WITH THEM, I KNOW IT BRINGS ME A LOT OF JOY I KNOW IT BRINGS
ALL OF THE SOCKOR MEMBERS AND FRG MEMBERS A LOT OF HAPPINESS.”
THE KIDS ARE NOT ONLY TREATED TO AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS LUNCH, BUT ALSO MANY WONDERFUL PRESENTS
FROM SANTA. FOR JO, GA EUN, THIS CHRISTMAS BECOMES A UNIQUE MEMORY FOR THE HOLIDAYS. “I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW TO GET THE CHRISTMAS
GIFT THAT I WANTED. BECAUSE, ACTUALLY IT’S NOT USUAL FOR ME TO GET A GIFT ON CHRISTMAS.
EVEN THOUGH I CAN’T SPEAK ENGLISH WELL WE COULD PLAY ALONG WELL TOGETHER. I HOPE THIS
PARTY IS HELD NEXT YEAR AGAIN SO OTHER KIDS CAN ENJOY IT TOO.”
KATUSA CORPORAL HAM, EUN SANG YONGSAN, KOREA.

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