• YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Note from Veteran George Breen (570th Ord. Co. Das 1958-59)

    The 1948 picture of the 570th Ord. Co. Das (later Hannam Village) shows the 570th more like it was when I served there in 1958 and 59 than any picture that I have seen! Shops one and two appear to be the same buildings as does the shop office. The welding shop is not in the picture, but I see the space where it was added latter. After entering the front gate the mound was grass when I was there and the flag was in the center of the mound. I also see what I remember as the fuel and electric , and the canvas shops. One can see the barracks also.

    It appears that farming is being done on the Han river side. I don’t remember that when I was there.

    The road in front of the main gate is exactly as I remember it. The picture also shows a small road or trail going around the barracks side of the picture. This was a narrow trail when I was there.

    What memories this picture brings back!! How many times have Marie and I walked on this property!? It does sadden me to think that this will never happen again! Any decent man would love to have the memories that I hold and think of every day!

    Thank you Yongsan Legacy.
    George Breen

    Note, 570th ord co (DAS), IS NOT PAINTED ON THE ROOF OF SHOP TWO, AS IT IS IN THE PICTURE THAT I HAVE! And the pretty trees are not present in my photo. But my photo was only 5 years after the war!

  • George Breen posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    I served with the 570th ord co (DAS) during the years 1958 and 1959. I understand the 570th was on the same location as , what was named, Hannam Village.
    As I view this group, I see many pretty, crowded buildings that look much like a modern city, and I read many comments about school and apartments.
    In the 570th, we had many non permenet structures, water brought in by trucks, and showers outside. We all know how cold it can get in Seoul
    But, duty was good!
    A soldier could walk along any where and kick in the dirt or sometimes mud and kick up spent shells that were fired during war time! All permenet buildings had heavy damage that had been repaired.I once kicked up out of the dirt, a Chinesse ,baonet! (sorry about the spelling, but this is the way it should have been spelled).
    I have never heard any comments from those brave men that were there while these shells were being spilled on the ground or from those that knows this part and time in South Korean history! Veteran Day thought ,2017 from , George Breen

  • George Breen posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    I served with the 570th ord co (DAS) during the years 1958 and 1959. I understand the 570th was on the same location as , what was named, Hannam Village.
    As I view this group, I see many pretty, crowded buildings that look much like a modern city, and I read many comments about school and apartments.
    In the 570th, we had many non permenet structures, water brought in by trucks, and showers outside. We all know how cold it can get in Seoul
    But, duty was good!
    A soldier could walk along any where and kick in the dirt or sometimes mud and kick up spent shells that were fired during war time! All permenet buildings had heavy damage that had been repaired.I once kicked up out of the dirt, a Chinesse ,baonet! (sorry about the spelling, but this is the way it should have been spelled).
    I have never heard any comments from those brave men that were there while these shells were being spilled on the ground or from those that knows this part and time in South Korean history! Veteran Day thought ,2017 from , George Breen

  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    De’Marie Elianette:
    So sad, this was our first duty station and I met some of the most amazing families here. Such great memories Marissa Meech Shaw Bree Gz Melinda Vargas Melissa L Garza Olivieri Esther Esther GiSelle Kaufman Leigh Anne Chapple Jennifer Heatherly Lisa Steve Somervill nature Nicole Parker and anyone I forgot. This place hold great times for me and my family I305

    • Melissa L Garza Olivieri:
      Oh no this is sad this place holds a place near and dear to my heart. Where we lived three years 2009-2011. This was my first overseas duty station and my second duty station. Lorna Tyson Jenna Leigh Lucia Peggy Sansavera Pita DeHoyos Sam Sansavera Christian Hamrick Dawn Elizabeth Christi Hall Ross Stephanie Lynn Evans Shayna Goerdt Hannah Mesaeh Bill Mesaeh Jennifer Lynn Lisa Renae Stout Jones Timothy Jones.

    • Lorna Tyson:
      We had such a great time there and made so many memories ❤ Our ‘penthouse’ I-1501 had a great view of Hannam Dong and Seoul Tower!

  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Jennifer Davis-Pitt
    H 403 from ’87 to ’92, age 13 to 18. Lots of memories, even if it was crappy housing.

  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Angela Pionk Curtis
    13th floor…J Bldg!

  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Note from Gail Ash:
    Sun bathing? Gym? Sauna? Tiniest Commissary ever? so many memories with you!! Hannam Village

  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Note from Jahan Vincent:
    Shawntia Paet Noooooo. This is were I might the BEST person in the world, you….😔😔😔

  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Note from Charles Latta:
    Buildings I-505 ’84-’86 and G-1008 ’92-’96. My kids probably have better memories as I was always rounding them up after dark either in Hannam or Itaewon.

  • Note from William A Marty-Silva: Gosh, how many times as the Hannam Village Installation Coordinator (91-94) I stood at that gate monitoring the demonstrations at the Korean University across the street.

    I started working as the Installation Coordinator in July 91 thru Jun 94. I also lived in Bldg H. It was one of my best and most rewarding jobs in the Army. Being able to advocate change at Hannam Village for the Families was very rewarding. Afterwards, I became the Area II NEO Coordinator at the 34th Spt Gp (future MICOM).

    I’m proud of my tenure there. My family and the Hannam Village residents benefited from my involvement. Many of the residents thought I was their Mayor…

    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 6 months, 2 weeks ago

      Note from Joseph F. Pagano Jr. @joseph-f-pagano-jr
      I lived there in 3 of the 4 High towers while on active duty and as a local hire contractor. Many great memories! Thank you 😊 Yongsan Legacy!

    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 6 months, 2 weeks ago

      Note from Mary Ann Ayson:
      I lived in Hannam Vlllage during my elementary school days from 1983-1987. When we first arrived, we lived in H-202, then after my mom had another child, we moved to F-123 near the playground and closer access to back gate. I learned how to swim in the pool there, went to church at the chapel in the Village, did girl scouts, had piano lessons, spent time at the library and learn to survive the times when tear gas was in the air, finding refuge in the library and splashing water in my eyes. I remember learning to roller skate at the tennis courts with my childhood best friend, as well as spending countless hours in the playground doing all sorts of tricks, turns and flips on the monkey bars, and fun times on the swings and slides. During the winters, when we had snow, made snowmen, igloos, had snowball fights and slid down the hills using moving boxes. It was fun to get a treat once in a while at Baskin Robbins and having the Commissary and Exchange nearby. Hannam Village will always hold a special place in my heart. It was a dream to live here as a kid. We learned how to be creative and resourceful. When people moved in, with many of the moving boxes we could collect them and play house or whatever in the trash rooms (we manage to bear the smell of the trash chutes) and use our imagination. As a kid…it was a safe place to live and be free. Having access to go to back gate was a treat to buy Korean snack, candies, Jaws bars, and school supplies at the small shops. My shopping habit started at an early age. I am thankful for the wonderful memories.

    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 7 months, 2 weeks ago

      Hannam Village Demolition 13th Ocotber 2017_ by Jeff Klose @jeffrey-allen-klose
    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 7 months, 3 weeks ago

      John Wesley: What?! DSemolishing it? Dang…good times growing up in Hannam. J-1101.

    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 7 months, 3 weeks ago

      Note from Lee Doyle:
      Hated Hannam Village G -101and all the rest of HV 1983-84. As a First Sergeant was bldg . Sylvia and hated all of it. Luckily years later on my return to Korea lived in Hannam Towers Apt for many years. Tear the rats nest down. No remorse her

      • Note from Ron Eubanks:
        I agree 100%. One of the worst military housing complexes I lived in during a 30-yr career. I was senior occupant on first floor and had to deal with all the monster kids that were sent downstairs to cause chaos….once even setting the elevator on fire. Fortunately, I was promoted and moved to E-9 quarters on South Post. Can’t tell you how much we hated Hannam Village

    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of Hannam VillageHannam Village 7 months, 3 weeks ago

      Note from Kuh-rhee Suh-tee:
      I lived in Building D-214!!!

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