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 […]
In the mid-50’s, there were 264 clubs in all over the Korea, including *Seven Club*, *King Club*, *American Club* in Yongsan. In those days, USFK paid musicians up to 1.2 million dollars per year. This amount w […]
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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 […]
those old good days…..
By Joseph F. Pagano Jr. SFC, US Army, Retired
Photo by John Stenberg
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 […]
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 […]
This exhibition at the War memorial Korea Museum showcases those people who treasure Yongsan Garrison in their hearts and consider it as their hometown.
Through their honest personal accounts, they reveal Yongsan […]
”Hi, I lived on South Post as a teenage dependent from 1971 to 1973. I attended the school there for 6th and 7th grade. My father, William R. Forrey, was Air Force and I believe a Major at the time.
We lived in […]
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 […]
More than just a spouses’ club – we are a support network of friends!
The American Forces’ Spouses’ Club (AFSC) is a community-focused military spouses’ organization that operates at United States Army Garrison […]
Many people are totally unaware of what has happened on the inside side of ”the wall” of Yongsan Base. Through these informal columns we aim to share the legacy of the garrison with a wider crowd by sharing daily […]
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…
Family Housing for Junior Officers and Enlisted personnel on Hannam Village adjacent to Niblo Barracks.
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 […]
On June 15 1968, at South Post Chapel, a Quonset Hut, Yongsan 8th Army, South Post, Seoul, South Korea, Arline Joyce Monroe and Michael Francis O’Brien were married.
Many more families ”were made” in Yongsan […]
Photos from Yearbooks of units stationed at Yongsan Garrison.
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 […]
Antique Identification Cards issued by the U.S. Army Provost Marshal,
Camp Humphreys (K-6) including Department of Defense (US Navy, Vietnam)
From Veteran and architect Mr. Nam Sang-so
The 8th US Army Memorial located at the main post of Yongsan Base was actually a monument to the loyal dead to commemorate the Japanese soldiers…
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
Events concerning the construction of the golf course; tournaments played there; VIP and Golf Instruction..
Cover photos by Darrell Brown
What can beat the joy of finding our beloved lost friend/ relative?
During the tours in Yongsan people crossed paths and developed tight relationships.
Years have passed and some have lost contact. With time […]
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!
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 […]
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 knight Field has been the venue of uncountable ceremonies, celebrations, parades, ….since early 1900’
Always in action and ready for more!
Your Yongsan Fire Department: committed to serving our community.
Tweeds is the tailor shop at DHL run by Mr. Chang
”Sir please help me I am so hungry…..and He handle to me the #crackers from the army C-ration”
He could never say thank you to this soldier who saved him…… […]
Many celebrities have been spotted in Yongsan garrison.
Some have visited, served or lived on post.
Who do you remember?
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 […]
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
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 […]
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.
The teen center was a big ”hang out” place for us High School Teens, where we all got together. We had live bands for dances, big draw, and the notable band that everyone loved was THE GHETTO BAND. They were […]
The team truly believes that Podcast will open new doors for people who would like to share their experiences and stories about Yongsan Garrison. We know this from hosting many different formats to efficiently […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
This is the history of Hartell House.
The Hartell House was Japanese Division Commander’s residence during clonial period.
It was first built in 1916. When US forces came to Yongsan Garrison in 1945, it was used […]
“preserving the invaluable treasures of Yongsan Garrison”
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