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Video: Yeon-tan Warms Songtan

Video by Chuck Gill and Senior Airman Corey Schuler


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The holiday season has come and gone, but these volunteers are delivering the most precious of gifts to elderly members of the Songtan community. They are delivering yeon-tan, which are Korean coals used to heat their homes, they’re also used for cooking fires. The gift of coal doesn’t exactly have a positive connotation in American culture, but in this case, its how low-income households stay warm during the unforgiving winter season. SUGGESTED LEAD: A lump of coal at Christmas means you may not have been good this year, but for some people, it’s a blessing. Senior Airman Corey Schuler shares a little perspective in Songtan (sung-tahn), South Korea, where volunteers are making a difference, one lump of coal at a time. SUGGESTED TAG: The volunteers raised money for the coal through a series of fundraisers. Includes sound bites from Tech. Sgt. Adam Fields, Event Coordinator. Also available in high definition.


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This work, Yeon-tan Warms Songtan, by Chuck Gill and SrA Corey Schuler, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.24.2014

Date Posted:01.27.2014 1:51AM

Category:Package

Video ID:320302

VIRIN:140124-A-ZS680-788

Filename:DOD_101096583

Length:00:01:07

Location:SONGTAN, KRGlobe

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