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Coffee, Doughnuts, and a Witty Line of Chatter
The Photos and Letters of Helen Stevenson Meyner in Japan and Korea, 1950-1952



Helen Stevenson and two other Red Cross workers with Puerto Rican patients. Johnson Air Base, March 1951
Libby Turner, Woody Kintz, and Helen Stevenson with four Puerto Rican patients. 
Johnson Air Base, March 1951.

I do a little bit of everything in the hospital. I talk to patients (incidentally the majority of the patients are not in bed but hang around the lounge here at the hospital)...drink gallons of coffee, wrap packages, take the patients over to entertainment at the Special Services club. I arrange card games & ping-pong tournaments. I'm even in charge of the birthday party for all the patients this Friday. I'm arranging a talent show and musical games for it. The boys are so cute, so young and most of them scared silly that they will be sent back to Korea (and I'm afraid they will be).

--HDS to family, 15 Nov. 1950

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