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U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro at Osan Air Base, South Korea, prepares toys for delivery on Dec. 22, 2013. Over three hundred toys were collected and delivered to South Korean orphanages during Dec. 21-22.
U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro at Osan Air Base, South Korea, prepares toys for delivery on Dec. 22, 2013. Over three hundred toys were collected and delivered to South Korean orphanages during Dec. 21-22. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro at Osan Air Base, South Korea, prepares toys for delivery on Dec. 22, 2013. Over three hundred toys were collected and delivered to South Korean orphanages during Dec. 21-22.
U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro at Osan Air Base, South Korea, prepares toys for delivery on Dec. 22, 2013. Over three hundred toys were collected and delivered to South Korean orphanages during Dec. 21-22. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro unwrap a toy for orphans at Jacob's House orphanage, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Dec. 22, 2013. DeCastro led the Toys for Tots donation drive held at Osan Air Base.
U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro unwrap a toy for orphans at Jacob's House orphanage, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Dec. 22, 2013. DeCastro led the Toys for Tots donation drive held at Osan Air Base. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
Christina JuYong Park helps presents a toy for orphan at Jacob's House orphanage, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Dec. 22, 2013. Park is the spouse of U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro.
Christina JuYong Park helps presents a toy for orphan at Jacob's House orphanage, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Dec. 22, 2013. Park is the spouse of U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
A couple of children happily receive toys at Jacob's House orphanage, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Dec. 22, 2013. Over 300 toys were donated by U.S. military personnel stationed in South Korea.
A couple of children happily receive toys at Jacob's House orphanage, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Dec. 22, 2013. Over 300 toys were donated by U.S. military personnel stationed in South Korea. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
A South Korean child carries off with a toy given by the Toys for Tots program at Jacob’s House orphanage, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Dec. 22, 2013. Over 300 toys were donated by U.S. military personnel stationed in South Korea.
A South Korean child carries off with a toy given by the Toys for Tots program at Jacob’s House orphanage, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Dec. 22, 2013. Over 300 toys were donated by U.S. military personnel stationed in South Korea. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
Children from Dream-Up Home orphanage select donated toys at Suwon, South Korea, on Dec. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro led the Toys for Tots donation drive held at Osan Air Base.
Children from Dream-Up Home orphanage select donated toys at Suwon, South Korea, on Dec. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro led the Toys for Tots donation drive held at Osan Air Base. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
Children from Dream-Up Home orphanage select donated toys at Suwon, South Korea, on Dec. 22, 2013. Over 300 toys were donated by U.S. military personnel stationed in South Korea.
Children from Dream-Up Home orphanage select donated toys at Suwon, South Korea, on Dec. 22, 2013. Over 300 toys were donated by U.S. military personnel stationed in South Korea. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro, far right, Christina JuYong Park, center, and Peter Park, far left, stand with stand with the children and providers at Baby Box orphanage, Seoul, South Korea, on Dec. 22, 2013. The three helped deliver toys donated by U.S. military personnel in South Korea.
U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro, far right, Christina JuYong Park, center, and Peter Park, far left, stand with stand with the children and providers at Baby Box orphanage, Seoul, South Korea, on Dec. 22, 2013. The three helped deliver toys donated by U.S. military personnel in South Korea. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
A South Korean child gives a salute to U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro, Christina JuYong Park and Peter Park for delivering toys to Baby Box orphanage at Seoul, South Korea, on Dec. 22, 2013. The three helped deliver toys donated by U.S. military personnel in South Korea.
A South Korean child gives a salute to U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro, Christina JuYong Park and Peter Park for delivering toys to Baby Box orphanage at Seoul, South Korea, on Dec. 22, 2013. The three helped deliver toys donated by U.S. military personnel in South Korea. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Daniel Bogan holds a South Korean baby at Samsungwon orphanage in Gumi, South Korea, on Dec. 21, 2013. Bogan was part of a group of Marine stationed in Korea delivering toys to children all over the Korean peninsula.
U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Daniel Bogan holds a South Korean baby at Samsungwon orphanage in Gumi, South Korea, on Dec. 21, 2013. Bogan was part of a group of Marine stationed in Korea delivering toys to children all over the Korean peninsula. (Photo courtesy of Christina Park)
U.S. Marines pose for a group photo after delivering toys to Goo-saegun (Salvation Army) Daejeon Hyesaengwon in South Korea, on Dec. 21, 2013. Over 300 toys were delivered by Marines during the weekend of Dec. 22-23.
U.S. Marines pose for a group photo after delivering toys to Goo-saegun (Salvation Army) Daejeon Hyesaengwon in South Korea, on Dec. 21, 2013. Over 300 toys were delivered by Marines during the weekend of Dec. 22-23. (Photo courtesy of Christina Park)
Children celebrate their gifts from the Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion during a Christmas gift giving at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Children celebrate their gifts from the Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion during a Christmas gift giving at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Children celebrate their gifts from the Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion during a Christmas gift giving at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Children celebrate their gifts from the Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion during a Christmas gift giving at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Marvin Prince, and intelligence analyst with 3rd Intelligence Battalion, delivers gifts to children at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Sgt. Marvin Prince, and intelligence analyst with 3rd Intelligence Battalion, delivers gifts to children at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Children celebrate their gifts from the Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion during a Christmas gift giving at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Children celebrate their gifts from the Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion during a Christmas gift giving at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Children celebrate their gifts from the Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion during a Christmas gift giving at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Children celebrate their gifts from the Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion during a Christmas gift giving at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Lance Cpl. Jessica Nelson, right, a topographic analyst with 3rd Intelligence Battalion, helps children unwrap their gifts at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Lance Cpl. Jessica Nelson, right, a topographic analyst with 3rd Intelligence Battalion, helps children unwrap their gifts at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Lance Cpl. Dominique Gillette, right, a meteorologist with 3rd Intelligence Battalion, shows a child how to operate his new toy at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Lance Cpl. Dominique Gillette, right, a meteorologist with 3rd Intelligence Battalion, shows a child how to operate his new toy at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Lance Cpl. Jessica Nelson, right, a topographic analyst with 3rd Intelligence Battalion, and Cpl. Alberto Hernandez, a motor transport operator with 3rd Intelligence Battalion, help a child unwrap her gifts at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Lance Cpl. Jessica Nelson, right, a topographic analyst with 3rd Intelligence Battalion, and Cpl. Alberto Hernandez, a motor transport operator with 3rd Intelligence Battalion, help a child unwrap her gifts at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion say goodbye to the children of the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children, after delivering dozens of gifts to the facility in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion say goodbye to the children of the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children, after delivering dozens of gifts to the facility in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion prepare gifts for children at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion prepare gifts for children at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion introduce themselves at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion introduce themselves at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Stars and Stripes)
Children at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, get into the Christmas spirit singing songs with the Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Children at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, get into the Christmas spirit singing songs with the Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion sang Christmas carols with the children of the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. 

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Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion sang Christmas carols with the children of the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin, Okinawa, Dec. 23, 2013. Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- U.S. Marines brought Christmas cheer to children when they delivered presents to several orphanages throughout the Korean peninsula and on Okinawa.

The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, consisting of servicemembers and their families, delivered 373 new and unwrapped toys out of Osan Air Base, South Korea on Saturday and Sunday.

The Marines involved in the program, led by U.S. Marine Maj. Bryon deCastro, were all volunteers who delivered toys to orphanages from Seoul to as far away as Pohang, on the eastern coast of South Korea.

Jong-Rak Lee, head of the Baby Box orphanage in Seoul, said the Marines gave a great gift to the children.

“What we couldn’t do for the kids, the Marines were able to do,” said Lee.

Meanwhile, on Okinawa, Marines and family members of 3rd Intelligence Battalion delivered toys and Christmas cheer to children at the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children in Kin on Monday.

The volunteers sang Christmas carols and helped the children unwrap and assemble their gifts.

The holiday effort there was spearheaded by Sgt. Chris Bissonnette, an intelligence analyst with the unit. Bissonnette explained that he wanted to do something with local kids when he found out that there were no Toys for Tots drives on the island.

The Nagomi Nursing Home for Children provides a home and education for local kids whose families cannot support them.

Stars and Stripes reporter Lisa Tourtelot in Okinawa contributed to this report.

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