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South Korea post helps quarantined servicemembers

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As the coronavirus outbreak in China continues to spread globally, American Legion posts are stepping up to help those who have been quarantined.





Lewis L. Millett American Legion Post 38 in South Korea purchased nearly $300 worth of food and other necessities for 15 active-duty servicemembers currently being quarantined at U.S. Army Garrison-Humphreys. Post 38 Historian Don Wong said that none of the servicemembers have the virus; however, it’s a precautionary measure for these servicemembers who have visited China within the last month.

The World Health Organization states that the coronavirus outbreak in China has spread to 25 countries, including the United States, with more than 24,300 cases of the virus confirmed.

Post 38 Commander William Wight delivered the care goods to Camp Humphreys for the servicemembers. In the process, two new members joined The American Legion.


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