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 […]
Stories of people who succeeded when they were faced with great obstacles in their lives.
Zelkova Trees of Mt. Dunji have witnessed the entire history of Yongsan from the Joseon Dynasty until the modern era….
Current Joint US Miltary Affairs Group in Korea (JUSMAG-K), which used to be an official residence for Japanese officers, carries a rich history…
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.
This is the history of Camp Coiner
Food is always a key aspect of people’s experiences away from home.
Its smell, taste, texture, color… remain in our memories
katusas snack bar, barber shop, harvey’s lounge, Chosun Gift Shop…. with no doubt we all established bonds with some of these unforgettable places in Yongsan
In 1973 or 1974….me and two friends… we decided to go camping….
by Peter T Yeschenko, former student American seoul Hig School
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.
Yongsan Garrison has been a big influence in setting the fashion trend in South Korea.
Koreans interested in fashion learned the trends around Yongsan Base where they established their businesses. A proof of […]
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
This group is for the preservation and exchange of recipes related to Yongsan. This includes all foods made on base, food inspired by the base, and foods from around the base.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
let’s look at the dining tables in Yongsan Garrison, Seoul. The U.S. Military personnel in Korea and their invited guests would find the recipes in the continental American culinary culture at “Greenstreet” or “O […]
”I forgot to mention the dog behind the G.I. in the photo was the only dog I ever saw in Korea.
The dog’s name was Ano. He was found by sargent Ano and brought to the 570th. The dog was fed well from the m […]
Miss Ahn Young-sook was a beautiful 23-year-old typist, somewhat skinny with the Audrey Hepburn hair style, always wearing expensive looking dress and a pair of red high-hills
One summer morning she opened the […]
…..the G.I. walking with his Korean friend….. picture of the 570th, NCO club, taken in 1959.
Note the girl is dressed in 1950’s American style dress. How cool!
Share your style from those days in K […]
One Friday of June in 1968, James Brown and his orchestra had a concert at Collier Field House where was filled with almost 4,000 soldiers and civilians.
So far there’s only one article published about the […]
By documenting and archiving the plants and animals that live here, we hope to uncover a layer of ecological understanding in one of the largest and the most mysterious site in the heart of Seoul.
South Korea is the country with more plastic surgeries per capita in the world. Blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery is the most common procedure being the cheapest and less invasive.
But it has a […]
Birds of a feather flock, squawk, and even attack together!
Noisy bulbuls, lazy doves, smart crows.. diverse birds can be found in Yongsan garrison.
Let’s share your story of birds.
I bought Korean Folk Songs in early 1960s, My favorite Korean singer in the 70s & 80s was Yoon Sinai. She did shows at Military clubs. I think I got these album mid 80s, along with songs Koreans love to sing. […]
Now 77-year-old Jenkins is a tourist guide in Japan.
He is a former United States Army soldier who lived in North Korea from 1965 to 2004 after deserting from his unit, the 1st Cavalry Division along the Korean […]
The galleries and frame shops around Yongsan Garrison represent the birthplace of Korean modern art.
Did you know that this Thanksgiving is your last one on Yongsan Garrison?
Let’s make it memorable by photographing celebrations with your friends, families, co-workers… and sharing them with us via
DHL has been the venue for many Yongsan Garrison unforgettable memories
Dragon Hill Lodge is a U.S. Department of Defense – owned hotel in Seoul, South Korea.
It is co-located with and is a part of the Yongsan […]
Numerous NGOs were formed over the years to gather together people of like minded concerns to enhance their special interests and some of these organizations were dedicated to enhancing international relations […]
Any and all entertainers who performed at the 8th US Army Officer’s Club on Yongsan Garrison South Post.
….We Korean architects had heard of the disco but never had the design experience. And noticing the AFKN (American Forces Korea Network) disk jockeys talked like avant-garde artists at a commissary diner, I […]
Being able to have access to ”my” food 20 years ago in 1996 when i came to work as a civilian in Korea was such a relief.
I would try coming every weekend and enjoy western food at western-style restaurants […]
These are some ghost stories we found on ”www.yourghoststories.com” Read with caution as some stories are not recommended for children. All copyrights are reserved to yourghoststories,com and respective writers.
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