Reflections in an Orphan s Eye

On August 12, 1950, at the still innocent young age of twentytwo, the first former orphanage student lost his life in the war. The Log of 1951 contained a memoriam to Sam “Greek” Winfield, who came to the orphanage from Leechville, ...

Author: A. Provost

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781413479096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 620

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The author practices Optometry in the Atlanta area, and serves as a legal consultant to optometrists and related health care professionals. He holds an undergraduate degree in Physics-Mathematics, and post-graduate degrees in Law and Optometry. Dr. Provost is a member of The Florida Bar and The Georgia Bar, and is licensed to practice Optometry in Florida and Georgia. He lives in an Atlanta suburb with his wife Evelyn, an attorney, and their four champion Persians, who have replaced in both intelligence and charm, four talented children who have gone on to careers in Optometry, teaching and real estate. The author graduated from Berry College near Rome, Georgia in 1961. While at Berry College in the late fifties the author was President of the Freshman Class, Treasurer of the Sophomore Class, Secretary, Vice-president and finally President of the Men's Student Government. At the end of his Junior year he became the first ever recipient of the Jessie Pritchett Parish Student Leadership Award, presented to the one student among the entire student body who best demonstrated leadership qualities on campus. While at Berry College the author rewrote the Berry College Handbook for Men. Following graduation in 1961, the author enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served two tours of duty in South Korea, the first as the feature writer for The Pacific Stars and Stripes newspaper, distributed daily to more than 37,000 U. S. soldiers in South Korea. The young reporter covered all meetings of the Military Armistice Commission (MAC) held at Panmunjom, and traveled freely throughout South Korea in his assigned Jeep, writing about anything of a military or civilian nature that interested him or that might be of interest to his readers. At age 24 the author was accepted as a student at the prestigious Defense Language Institute, located at Monterey, California, where he studied the Korean language for a year, graduating first in his class of thirty students. Following months of instruction at the U. S. Army Intelligence Center located at Ft. Holabird, Maryland, the author was stationed with the 502 Military Intelligence Battalion in Seoul, South Korea. As the youngest of the five prisoner interrogators and intelligence analysts, the specialist daily interrogated captured North Korean espionage agents and their 'minders" who had failed in their attempt to infiltrate the irregular coastline of South Korea. These experiences are the subject of the author's soon to be published book entitled The Wall at Inchon. In 1965 the author received an Honorable Discharge from the U. S. Army, and in 1967 was accepted as a student at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Provost graduated in 1972 with the degree Doctor of Optometry, and began his private practice of Optometry in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida suburb of Plantation. In 1977 Dr. Provost was accepted into Nova Southeastern University College of Law, graduating in 1980 with the degree Juris Doctor. He has practiced Optometry since 1972 and Law since 1980, in Georgia and Florida. The author was born in Kinston, North Carolina in 1939, the knee baby of seven children. Following the sudden death of his father, a wartime U. S. civil service engineer, in February 1947 the seven-year-old was sent to live for a decade in historic Oxford Orphanage, located northeast of Raleigh. Dr. Provost's Reflections in An Orphan's Eye-A Decade at Oxford is the first book written about the historic 132-year-old institution since Nettie Bemis' popular Life at Oxford, published in1925. However, whereas Nettie Bemis' work centered around the history and campus life at Oxford, Dr. Provost's work, while recounting the history of the institution, is a factual, bittersweet narrative of a youngster's decade-long odyssey spent growing up 'inside the hedges." This work is a moving account of how tradition rich Oxford Orphanage and its four hundred students and staff grabbed a timid, disillusion

An Orphan s Tale

Once the US entered World War II in 1941, draft terms extended through the duration of fighting. The war had a significant impact on the economy and workforce. This was especially true because we were in the years after the Great ...

Author: Valerie Miller

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532091520

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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As Maryanne grows up during the 1940s in Philadelphia, life is far from ordinary. When she is just five years old, her mother passes away. After Maryanne’s father proves to be incapable of caring for her and her siblings, she moves in and out of multiple foster homes, eventually landing in an orphanage for the duration of her childhood and adolescence. Throughout life’s ups and downs, Maryanne learns to keep herself grounded, to never give up, and know in her heart that life has a way of taking the worst and making the best. Sadly, Maryanne never realizes the true meaning of family—until she meets her brother’s friend, William. But will Maryanne somehow find the courage to continue onward—even after losing everything—and overcome her obstacles to begin a new chapter? In this poignant young adult novel, an orphan embarks on a coming-of-age journey where she must find a way to persevere through her challenges to realize happiness.

An Orphan s Secret

Also available from Ebury Press: WAR ORPHANS By Lizzie Lane “If at all possible, send or take your household animals into the country in advance of an emergency. If you cannot place them in the care of neighbours, it really is kindest ...

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448177868

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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A gripping saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Coal Miner's Daughter Life is a long, tough struggle for Meg Maddison... Growing up caring for her brothers after the death of their mother, it is only her indomitable spirit that gets her through the hard times. And when she marries and starts a family of her own, it seems as if the hardships are over. But the return of a darkly menacing figure from her past threatens to destroy all she has fought for...

Relief and Rehabilitation of War Victims in Indochina Orphans and child welfare

( b ) Support of multi - service center program on behalf of widows , orphans , war victims including the physically disabled , $ 1,000 . ( 6 ) Nghia Sing Organization , $ 4,000 . ( a ) One social worker at $ 1,200 .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Problems Connected with Refugees and Escapees


ISBN: LOC:00101209647

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975


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An Orphan s Christmas

As the war raged on the family met every evening to listen to the wireless, and it no longer worried Molly that she was not in uniform for Cian had assured her that all the food she was helping to produce was going straight across the ...

Author: Katie Flynn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448185719

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Liverpool, 1936. Molly Penelope Hardwick has been abandoned in Haisborough Orphanage. Desperate to discover her background, she befriends another orphan, Lenny Smith. Together they sneak out to roam the city of Liverpool, and hatch plans for their escape. But when Molly is forced to leave the orphanage, Lenny has no idea where she’s gone. And when war is declared, he soon forgets about his childhood best pal to focus on his posting with the RAF in Scrimpton. What Lenny doesn’t know is that Molly is desperate to join the war effort, and with her sights set on joining the WAAF, chances are they will see each other again. But will things ever be the same after all this time?

Bunny an Orphan s Story

He would line them up in a row on his bedroom floor and play war. He would pretend he was the General* and command his troops into battle. "Okay* open fire!" he would cry out* and than he would move one of his Jedi knights across to the ...

Author: Mario Cardarelli

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438915975


Page: 44

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This book encourages children, they are not alone in the world. That there is someone out there for you.A friend who needs a friend. You just have to try and be patient. It also gives the parents, a chance to bond with their children better. It brings everybody together.It's a great family/ Educational book.

Cigala An Orphan s Journey to Manhood In the Time That It Takes to Pull a Trigger

The Cheyenne way is to die in battle with courage. I do not understand this.” I then remembered a saying I heard on the trail from an old mountain man, “When fighting Indians, save the last bullet for yourself.

Author: D. L Sigler

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483464794

Category: Fiction


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A few years past the civil war, Tom became an orphan. He rode the Orphan Train to Kansas where he was adopted and put to work as a free farm laborer. Tom Lanahan was a good boy, and his new step-pa was a bad man. At age thirteen, Tom became a killer on the run. His journey would take him on a cattle drive and to a ranch in Montana. He would get lost in a blizzard and be found by Cheyenne warriors and enslaved. His journey would take him to the West Coast and beyond. He saw green tropical islands and a white frozen one before he completed his odyssey and found his way back to a loved one left behind.

Orphans and child welfare

( b ) Support of multi - service center program on behalf of widows , orphans , war victims including the physically disabled , $ 1,000 . ( 6 ) Nghia Sing Organization , $ 4,000 . ( a ) One social worker at $ 1,200 .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Problems Connected with Refugees and Escapees


ISBN: UOM:39015078640946

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975


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Comforting an Orphaned Nation

war refugees , had been displaced from their homes , and an estimated 10,000 orphans lived on the streets ( Ressler , Boothby & Steinbock , 1988 : 37-43 ) . These catastrophic effects of war upon Korea's children logically constitute ...

Author: Tobias Hübinette

Publisher: 지문당

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129633363

Category: Adoption

Page: 263

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"The author provides the history of international adoption from Korea and the development of the Korean adoption issue in the political discussion, and examines how overseas adopted Koreans are represented in Korean popular culture, feature films and pop songs. The adoption issue is a national trauma threatening to disrupt the unity and homogeneity of the Korean nation, and to question the country's political independence and economic success. The adoption issue can also be seen as an attempt at reconciling with a difficult past and imagining a common future for all ethnic Koreans at a transnational level." -- BOOK JACKET.

From Orphan to Adoptee

In this issue of Life magazine, there is not just one Korean War veteran appearing on the cover; there are two. Reading the orphan as war veteran recuperates the ways in which Korean orphans served in the Korean War in various ...

Author: SooJin Pate

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452941035

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Since the 1950s, more than 100,000 Korean children have been adopted by predominantly white Americans; they were orphans of the Korean War, or so the story went. But begin the story earlier, as SooJin Pate does, and what has long been viewed as humanitarian rescue reveals itself as an exercise in expanding American empire during the Cold War. Transnational adoption was virtually nonexistent in Korea until U.S. military intervention in the 1940s. Currently it generates $35 million in revenue—an economic miracle for South Korea and a social and political boon for the United States. Rather than focusing on the families “made whole” by these adoptions, this book identifies U.S. militarism as the condition by which displaced babies became orphans, some of whom were groomed into desirable adoptees, normalized for American audiences, and detached from their past and culture. Using archival research, film, and literary materials—including the cultural work of adoptees—Pate explores the various ways in which Korean children were employed by the U.S. nation-state to promote the myth of American exceptionalism, to expand U.S. empire during the burgeoning Cold War, and to solidify notions of the American family. In From Orphan to Adoptee we finally see how Korean adoption became the crucible in which technologies of the U.S. empire were invented and honed.