• @Paul Black, The current installation called Camp Kim was not the original name. The Korean Service Corps (The A-Frame Army) was located northeast of Seoul in a remote location near the Korean Military Academy. But, the soil was eroding and the KSC HQs was relocated to Supply Point 52 (original name of this installation). When the KSC was relocated there they brought the name Camp Kim with them. This was in the early 80s. Before this installation was where we, who had POVs, would get our gasoline for 9 cents per gallon in 1968 when I finally bought a car and needed gasoline for it. On Monday, August 7, we will have a briefing about the KSC history and we will post more information about the A Frame Army in later updates. Stay tuned.
    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Camp KimCamp Kim 3 months, 3 weeks ago

      Note from: Paul Black
      To: coco cugat
      Hi Coco,
      I have never seen those 2 sheep in the photograph you included.
      Thank You for all those photos around present day Camp Kim.
      Back in 58-59 there was no sign over the entrance calling it Camp Kim.
      In fact back in 58-59 I never even knew it was Camp Kim.
      Maybe research when it began being called Camp Kim. Remember the US Army doesn’t tell you much unless they have a good reason. I never even knew I was on the Yongsan Base for a long time. I called it Headquarters 8th US Army Base.
      Maybe the US Army didn’t want the connection to a former Japanese Base by having to call it Yongsan. I don’t ever remember seeing any mention of Yongsan on any General Orders, and I worked in Personnel for 3 months before going over to Camp Kim.
      Paul

    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Camp KimCamp Kim 3 months, 3 weeks ago

      This would be the far NE corner of Camp Kim.
      From: Paul Black who served in the current USO building back in 1958-59 when it was admin space and storage for the Open mess and clubs.
      To: Coco Cugat
      Hi Coco,
      One of my photos now in the Korean Archives was taken from the area where the yellow tree is now.
      Back then that street on the right was a storm drainage ditch running west..
      I never ventured on foot north of that ditch.
      There was a coal Yard back towards the tracks to the west.
      When I was shaving in the morning guards used to fire rounds in the air to chase off Koreans trying to get free coal to heat their home.
      I was always concerned rounds might come thru the wall and hit me.
      Only freight cars came along those tracks back then.
      I think today many commuter trains pass by the western edge of Camp Kim.
      What will happen to Camp Kim once the Yongsan Base is completely moved away?
      Paul
    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Camp KimCamp Kim 4 months ago

      Hi Coco,
      In the second photo looking SW is where the SAC NCO Mess Hut sat.
      I don’t think that street existed back then but the ROW did.
      Back then I think that street location was a drainage ditch which crossed underneath Hangang Ro?
      Paul
    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Camp KimCamp Kim 4 months ago

      Many of you may remember the #Aframe, the “weapon” of the Korean Service Corps that played a key role during the Korean war and later on. Today the A-frame stands as a symbol of the #KSC carrying ammunition box, rations and pioneer tool. Monument at Camp Kim, home of the KSC Headquarters. Yongsan Legacy
    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Camp KimCamp Kim 4 months ago

      Unsung Heroes of the Korean War.
      Korean Service Corps, based in KampKim Building1250 .
      United States Army Korean Service Corps Battalion, Seoul Korea.
      ….to the over 300,000 Korean civilians conscripted by the Republic of Korea Government to serve as Korean Service Corps (KSC) members on the battlefield without weapons for the ROK, US and Allied Nations Ground Forces during the Korean War. Casualties were 2064 KIA, 2448 MIA and 4282 WIA
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