People is what makes a place memorable!
It is estimated that about 2.5 million US servicewomen and servicemen passed through YSG since 1945, not counting all the Korean military and all the civilian staff who […]
Leroy & Elly Smothers together with their kids Karen and Bill were twice stationed in Korea from 1958-63 & later on 1965-66. They lived behind this amazing legacy of photos captured by father and son.
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Yongsan Base has been the inspiration of many novels, essay … worth reading.
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Cover photo_ Jeffrey Miller
Former Japanese built prison is one of the best preserved architecture inside Yongsan Garrison. However, not many people know about the history and the eerie stories related to the site…
Finding Marie (Hwang Soona), 1935
Marie is the oldest sister of 3 siblings who lost their parents during the Korean War. Her younger sister, Hwan Ong Soon and younger brother Hwang Bong Soon were living with her […]
Family Housing for Junior Officers and Enlisted personnel on Hannam Village adjacent to Niblo Barracks.
Paul E. Black was 23 when he entered the U.S. Army in 1958
From Fort Lewis, Paul boarded a troop transport ship and steamed out to Korea; He arrived in Korea during May,1958. His Military Occupation Specialty was […]
The N.C.O. club of the 570 was located inside the compound.
It was a metal building, a Quansit hut.(half round shape)
The club had a dance floor, small bar and tables and chairs. We had beer and soft […]
Let’s preserve the memories from your days at Seoul American School! All of you! Teachers and Students who learned together inside Yongsan Garrison!
Education is the most powerful ”weapon” we can use to change […]
Yongsan garrison was just a military installation and its closure and the land being re-purposed, is just the same as so many other military facilities. But then, it was where so many people lived their lives for […]
Showcase people with amazing stories related to Yongsan Garrison and Yongsan area to encourage other people to share their own stories about the base and the neighborhoods around the base.
Mr. Nam Sang-so a retired Architect and Specifications Writer who was born in 1933 in Nagano Prefecture in Japan has been personally involved with the American engineering firm that had established its own design […]
Some of the existing buildings inside Yongsan Garrison were constructed by the Japanese in early 1900’s . They built permanent structures to support their thousands of troops Most of these structures are still in use today
In 1973 or 1974….me and two friends… we decided to go camping….
by Peter T Yeschenko, former student American seoul Hig School
Address Unkown, by The Ink Spots….. inspired by this young man that fell in love with a Korean lady. This young man had to leave Korea…. and he was never to return!
Latter he searched and searched but […]
Yongsan legacy wants to be able to relate your stories and memories to the exact location in Yongsan Garrison (previous Seoul Area Command).
We hope these maps will help you giving us an exact or proximate location!
Numerous US Army installations once existed in and around Seoul City and in the Province of Gyeonggi which received logistical support from US Army Garrison Yongsan under its several designations, i.e., Seoul Area […]
(FMWR)Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation is the term given to a complete range of community support and quality of life programs for members of the Armed Forces, their families, and retirees at more than […]
On the base, everything was rationed because soldiers were not supposed to buy stuff and sell it on the black market. GIs used military money and Koreans were not supposed to have any, even the ones that worked on […]
His name was Mr. Im. He worked for the 8th Army in the Yongsan Data Processing Center. I dont know Mr Im’s first name. I worked with him at YDPC in 1969-1970. He enjoyed listening to my adventures in the Korean […]
Photos from Yearbooks of units stationed at Yongsan Garrison.
Inside Yongsan garrison there are various statues and monuments commemorating different events, persons,…including historical relics that were scattered around the site before the Japanese imperial army set up their camps.
This is the history of Camp Coiner
Events concerning the construction of the golf course; tournaments played there; VIP and Golf Instruction..
THE NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS CLUB is maybe where most GI’s spent their free hours specially back in the 50’s and 60’s when South Korea had less leisure places to offer.
Front page photos provided by Veteran […]
katusas snack bar, barber shop,…. with no doubt we all established bonds with some of these unforgettable places in Yongsan
Religion can be a source of comfort and motivation for soldiers.
It can also be a source of conflict in a diverse army. How then do religiously diverse armed forces engage religion?
RESPECT and LOVE may be […]
those old good days…..
By Joseph F. Pagano Jr. SFC, US Army, Retired
Photo by John Stenberg
Camp Kim is across Hangang-daero street from the main post of Yongsan Garrison. Camp Kim is known to most GIs stationed in Korea as where the Seoul United Service Organization (USO) is located, an excellent […]
Zelkova Trees of Mt. Dunji have witnessed the entire history of Yongsan from the Joseon Dynasty until the modern era….
All of the personnel information that came into our data center from headquarters in Hawaii, came on cardboard IBM cards. These cards had to be kept cool and dry or they would jam in the computer reader. If it was […]
Food is always a key aspect of people’s experiences away from home.
Its smell, taste, texture, color… remain in our memories
Many celebrities have been spotted in Yongsan garrison.
Some have visited, served or lived on post.
Who do you remember?
Portraits capture time and space. As most of the buildings will be demolished and reused, exterior and interior space inside YSG will be gone. We want to capture the people in their natural habitat where they […]
We all went through so many of those gates when we lived in Korea….lets take a trip down Memory Lane and see if you can tell or remember where the gates were located!
by Peter T Yeschenko, former student SAHS
The Building 1510, built with cement hollow block bearing walls, now silently sits on the hill of the North Post, Yongsan Garrison, overlooking the widened Hangang Avenue and high rise apartments in Samkakji with […]
The American Forces Radio and Television service touched a lot of people. ….
Most of us if not all of us remember when we lived in Korea listening to the Armed Forces Korea Network (AFKN) radio and TV because […]
Yongsan Garrison has been the ”control Tower” of many engineering projects across the Korean peninsula being a significant help for the development of the country and helping Koreans learn how to build.
In the February 22 meeting at the Hqs. USFK, Yongsan Garrison, I said among others,
”After arrival in Korea from CONUS, and when you first stepped out of the base gate into the city street, many of you might […]
In 1963 a new architect from New York joined TAE. He called himself Kyu Lee, and we addressed him Prince Lee while Japanese called him Royal Highness.
Architect Kyu Lee, the last prince of Korea by Mr. Nam Sang-so
Even if one of the top three mineral waters in the world is from South Korea according to the worlds association of mineral water, the first bottled water to be sold to Korean citizens in South Korea is as recent […]
“preserving the invaluable treasures of Yongsan Garrison”
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