• YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of maps of Yongsanmaps of Yongsan 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    The image below shows the routes we used to run while I was a Katusa from 1997 to 1999. We always started and ended in Yongsan Garrison
    Notre from KyungHo Choe
  • Good. I had seen it on the map, but had a road leading to it when I was there. I did see the road o one map.
    • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of maps of Yongsanmaps of Yongsan 2 months, 1 week ago

      @frank-tims in this screen shot you can see the location of the Japanese Prison you were asking for. It is indicated with a green arrow and green text
      I hope this helps you finding your way when navigating along the maps
    • I attempted map study of area, and I did find Faith Hall (with aid of magnifier) on one of the maps. Faith Hall was named in honor of LTC Don Carlos Faith, who was killed in the battle of the Chosin Reservoir about Dec 2, 1950. He was a battalion commander in a three battalion Task Force of the 7th Infantry Division (originally it was task force McLean until McLean was killed.) and LTC Faith inherited command, making it Task Force Faith. Trapped by the Chinese forces northwest of Hagaru-ri, Faith tried to lead his command to the First Marine Division headquarters (Hagaru-ri) but his convoy (loaded with wounded) was halted when a lead vehicle was disabled. LTC Faith led an attack on an enemy roadblock, andwas killed by a grenade. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor..
      • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of maps of Yongsanmaps of Yongsan 3 months, 2 weeks ago

        HandOut map of Yongsan garrison from DHL Front desk 2017
      • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of maps of Yongsanmaps of Yongsan 5 months, 1 week ago

        Note From Martin Limon

        Thanks for sending these maps. They bring back a lot of memories. Of course, Yongsan Compound changed a lot over the years I was there (from 1968 until my last tour in 1986). The map from the late 1950s looks most like how I remember the compound when I arrived in 1968. Near Gate 7 is the Lower Four Club and just north of that is the enlisted barracks where the Honor Guard and to the right of that 8th Army Headquarters Company used to be billeted. Not too far away is the PX Snack Bar. The post theater in those days was over near Gate 5, which we used to think of as the Main Gate. The 8th Army Hqs building (#1) was of course a two-story red-brick building originally built by the Japanese Imperial Army; which is part of the reason we used to joke about “8th Imperial Army.” In one of the similar red brick buildings behind the Hqs building was PAO, the Public Affairs Office where I used to work. For a few months I later worked at the Stars & Stripes office which was way down on South Post in a small Quonset hut adjacent to the parking lot of the Commissary.

        Off duty, from Gate 7 it was a little less than a mile walk to Itaewon. We would pass the Coulter Statue which sat right in the middle of the intersection (honoring an American general from the Korean War). Of course when they built Namsan Tunnel #3 and expanded the road heading south to the Han River and Chamsu Bridge, the statue was taken down. But in 1968, at night, vehicle traffic was light. Hard to believe now since it is a very busy intersection these days. So that was most of my world. I didn’t go to the Main PX much and the post library was in a small building just off the eastern edge of the parade field in front of the Headquarters Building. Things were quiet, almost sleepy in those days. Except for the huge Honor Guard ceremonies on special occasions. Cannon going off, a parade consisting of soldiers from South Korea, the U.S., Great Britain, and one or two other countries. The British soldiers always looked sharp, in their red coats and white gloves and snappy drill style, the mustachioed Sergeant Major waving his baton and shouting orders. After work, however, they were known to hoist a few pints. So did we.

        Martin

      • currently we don’t have it but will try to get it. Is there an email address we can send it to?
        • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of maps of Yongsanmaps of Yongsan 9 months, 2 weeks ago

          Tracing Paul Black’s steps while serving in Yongsan garrison, Seoul Area Command back in 1958 and 1959.
          Back in those days camp kim was not there but Paul uses the name Camp Kim which is the current name of the area where Paul used to work.
        • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of maps of Yongsanmaps of Yongsan 9 months, 4 weeks ago

          This is a 1960 Map of Seoul, Korea, and the US 8th Army Compound located in Yongsan, just south of Seoul.
          The map was sold for $0.25 to soldiers stationed in Korea in the early 1960’s. The true physical dimensions of this portion of the map are 14.5 X 21.5 inches – the entire map is 29 X 21.5 inches.
          Source: former student SAHS William Smothers
        • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of maps of Yongsanmaps of Yongsan 10 months ago

          Note from Darrell Brown: One of the older Yongsan maps provided as a handout to Exercise participants. South Post
        • YongsanLegacy commented on a Photo in the group Group logo of maps of Yongsanmaps of Yongsan 10 months ago

          @John Nowell: This map predates Col. Huber’s time as commander, USAGY, as the gates have the old numbers. Apparently the vehicle overpass from Main Post is there because Gate 5 is not straddle 8th Army Blvd. Only pedestrian access was permitted through Gate 5 once the overpass was built. The vehicle overpass was opened in December 2004 when Col McNulty was Cdr, USAGY (formerly 34th Spt Gp until Sept 2004). So, this map was made between 2004 to 2010
          • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of maps of Yongsanmaps of Yongsan 10 months ago

            Note from Darrell Brown: One of the older Yongsan maps provided as a handout to Exercise participants. Note it still shows Balboni Thester.
            • @John Nowell: This map predates Col. Huber’s time as commander, USAGY, as the gates have the old numbers. Apparently the vehicle overpass from Main Post is there because Gate 5 is not straddle 8th Army Blvd. Only pedestrian access was permitted through Gate 5 once the overpass was built. The vehicle overpass was opened in December 2004 when Col McNulty was Cdr, USAGY (formerly 34th Spt Gp until Sept 2004). So, this map was made between 2004 to 2010

            • I attempted map study of area, and I did find Faith Hall (with aid of magnifier) on one of the maps. Faith Hall was named in honor of LTC Don Carlos Faith, who was killed in the battle of the Chosin Reservoir about Dec 2, 1950. He was a battalion commander in a three battalion Task Force of the 7th Infantry Division (originally it was task force McLean until McLean was killed.) and LTC Faith inherited command, making it Task Force Faith. Trapped by the Chinese forces northwest of Hagaru-ri, Faith tried to lead his command to the First Marine Division headquarters (Hagaru-ri) but his convoy (loaded with wounded) was halted when a lead vehicle was disabled. LTC Faith led an attack on an enemy roadblock, andwas killed by a grenade. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor..

          • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of maps of Yongsanmaps of Yongsan 10 months, 2 weeks ago

            Note from George Breen: @239flathead :
            The map is a drawing of the 570th ord co(das) that I drew based on what i remember from when i was there in 1958-59, The map also shows the room where Marie and her family lived.
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