• Randy Davis:
    Crossroads Club, That was the first place I went to in 1975 my 1st night at the replacement center. We were told not to go there, but you know me!
    • Enrique Blanco:
      Good old days when I was station in Teagu, back 74. As DAC in 2012 with DPW, I help landscape the front, mod the gate entrance.
      • John Nowell :
        Yes, these the current location for HQs, COMNAVFORCES KOREA. The former Crossroads (Lower Four) Club inside Main Post Yongsan Garrison Gate 3 (formerly Gate 7).
        • Fidel Diaz:
          Love that place. I loved and miss the Woman outside the gate to come in the club but most of all your buddy’s can keep putting table to getter and talk trash until closing time then time to go itaewon
          • Fidel Diaz: Love that place
            • Carl Smith:
              Old Crossroads Club just inside the gate on Youngsan……
              Back in the they day the Army would send a bus down through Itaewon, load them up, bring in the gate and they would be put in a room just to the right of the main door, then the soldiers and or civilians would go to the room and pick one out and wine and dine her in the main club…and they used to do that at all the major installations…..
              That was back in 1974, but I was stationed in Camp Humphreys and only made to Seoul on TDY for a few days….I was stationed near Humphrey in 1964 but it was the same then….and the clubs that used to be on what was ASOCM (Camp Market) before it all moved to Yongsan….
              • Note from Allen Leivdal:
                The walk-in gate (sigh-in gate) is just to the right hand side of the photo end of building.
                Sighed-in many young ladies during my tour of duty in Young-San.
                • Note from Carl Smith:
                  Old Crossroads Club just inside the gate on Youngsan……
                  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of N.C.O.clubsN.C.O.clubs 2 months, 4 weeks ago

                    This is a photo of the NCO Crossroads Club.
                    Now an office building Yongsan main post
                    Note from Robert Schoffman

                    • Note from Allen Leivdal:
                      The walk-in gate (sigh-in gate) is just to the right hand side of the photo end of building.
                      Sighed-in many young ladies during my tour of duty in Young-San.

                    • Carl Smith:
                      Old Crossroads Club just inside the gate on Youngsan……
                      Back in the they day the Army would send a bus down through Itaewon, load them up, bring in the gate and they would be put in a room just to the right of the main door, then the soldiers and or civilians would go to the room and pick one out and wine and dine her in the main club…and they used to do that at all the major installations…..
                      That was back in 1974, but I was stationed in Camp Humphreys and only made to Seoul on TDY for a few days….I was stationed near Humphrey in 1964 but it was the same then….and the clubs that used to be on what was ASOCM (Camp Market) before it all moved to Yongsan….

                    • Fidel Diaz:
                      Love that place. I loved and miss the Woman outside the gate to come in the club but most of all your buddy’s can keep putting table to getter and talk trash until closing time then time to go itaewon

                    • John Nowell :
                      Yes, these the current location for HQs, COMNAVFORCES KOREA. The former Crossroads (Lower Four) Club inside Main Post Yongsan Garrison Gate 3 (formerly Gate 7).

                    • Enrique Blanco:
                      Good old days when I was station in Teagu, back 74. As DAC in 2012 with DPW, I help landscape the front, mod the gate entrance.

                    • Randy Davis:
                      Crossroads Club, That was the first place I went to in 1975 my 1st night at the replacement center. We were told not to go there, but you know me!

                  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of N.C.O.clubsN.C.O.clubs 5 months, 1 week ago

                    Note from Paul Black@paul-black: How about the ” Starlight NCO Club “. Then there was the ” Top 3 NCO Club ” I think there were 27 NCO Clubs in the SAC (Seoul area command) area. What I called the Top 3 Club was actually the ” Frontier ” Club

                    • Paul , do you recall the Castle Club? Did it exist when you were there at the end of the 50’s?

                      • Paul Black: I don’t remember the Castle Club? It might have been just a new name for a former Club?

                        • Note from Charles J Wilder : Frontier Club, atop the hill on South Post.

                          • The location of Castle club was close to your office Paul, opposite from Camp Kim, by gate 24 back then. Close to Samgakji circle, Opposite to CPO

                            • Note from Paul Black: Yes I recognize the location. The Castle Club may have started up after I left Korea in 1959? I’m now thinking where the Castle Club is was just a Mess Hall in my day. I think that is where I ate my meals while working at Camp Kim. Camp Kim did not have a mess hall, so I had to walk back to the main post to eat most of my meals. I ate some of my meals in various Clubs as I made runs on business.

                    • Paul here is a map for you to see the location of the Castle Club
                  • Coco Cugat commented on a Photo in the group Group logo of N.C.O.clubsN.C.O.clubs 5 months, 3 weeks ago

                    Note from Michael Nettrour: Later it was the Crossroads Club?
                    • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of N.C.O.clubsN.C.O.clubs 5 months, 3 weeks ago

                      Note from Darrell Brown: In 1961 this building was the Lower 4 club. Drinks were 10-25 cents. The club had a door that opened directly to the Main Street, you could exit without going out the gate. Curfew was 2400-0500. 728th BN MPs patrolled on and of Post. There was no Status of Forces agreement between US/ROKG. Wild times. Etaewon was known as Japanese Village by the locals.
                      • After reading this account of the Frontier Club, I can see why it was referred to as the Top 3 Club. But, when I first came to Yongsan Garrison, the Top 3 was changed to the Top 5 Club and a majority of folks will probably remember Top 5, instead of the Top 3 reference. I believe this was done to encourage ranks below Sergeant Major (E9), Master Sergeant (E8) and Sergeant First Class (E7) to join the club. So, it was changed to include Staff Sergeant (E6) and Sergeant (E5) as well. On wikipedia I found this reference: In 1958, as part of a rank restructuring, two pay grades and four ranks were added. E-8, which included first sergeant and Specialist 8, and E-9, which included Sergeant Major and Specialist 9. So, the name change may have been later when this change was implemented here at Yongsan Garrison.

                      • Who remembers the Grand Ole Opry Show Korean Style? Mr. CHO, Young Gil sent me this photo of a poster that was used to promote a coming performance of his band in our NCO and Officer Clubs throughout Korea. His band also performed at numerous ENDEX celebrations at the conclusion of Team Spirit exercises sponsored by the Korean American Friendship Association (KAFA). I still see Mr. Cho from time to time.
                      • Here is another photo of performers who at one time or another were members of Mr. Co’s Grand Ole Opry team. Mr. Jackie Park can be seen in the front and center of this photo. Can you see anyone in this group you remember?
                      • My son, Joseph, painted huge portraits of famous entertainers which were posted in the Main Post Club ‘Underground.’ Here is a painting of the KISS band that hung on the wall above the stage from 2001 until the club name was changed from Main Post Club to the R&R Club. I do not remember when the paintings were removed, but they had blacklight focused on the paintings and gave a scary look to the band. This is the photo as it was photographed in the billiard room on the second floor of the Moyer Activity Center in 2001 where Joe painted the 1/4 inch plywood portraits.
                      • Here is a portrait of Jimi Hendrix Joe painted which hung above the Music control room to the right of the stage in the ‘Underground’ in the Main Post Club in 2001. It too was photographed in the billiard room on the 2d floor of the Moyer Activity Center on Yongsan Garrison Main Post.
                      • Here is a portrait of Tom Hanks on 1/4 inch plywood that Joe Nowell painted in 2001. It was hung on the wall of the restaurant in the Main Post Club above the cashier’s desk. From the movie, “Saving Private Ryan.”
                      • Here is another 1/4 inch plywood painting by Joe Nowell. This one is R. Lee Ermey, the actor who portrayed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, a Drill Instructor, in ‘Full Metal Jacket.’ This painting also hung on the wall in the Main Post Club restaurant beginning in 2001.
                      • In January 1972, Local 1363, National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) union held an installation ceremony for their new officers in the Kimchi Kabana located on Main Post, Yongsan Garrison. This club was previously known as the KMAG Officer’s Club and was located very near the Navy Club. The Kimchi Kabana was previously located in bldg 4305, South Post before being relocated to the Main Post location. This ceremony was held in one of the private party rooms of the Club. See anyone you remember?
                      • In January 1971, Mr. W. Richard Maher, Jr., President, and his team were installed as the new officers of Local 1363, NFFE, by Mr. Rolf Docterman, outgoing president at the Kimchi Kabana, Main Post, Yongsan Garrison. This article appeared in the January 1971 Federal Times edition. When I first joined local 1363, the meetings were held in the Peacock Room in the 8th Army Officer’s Club on South Post in 1968. Mr. John A. McReynolds was the President and Mr. Rolf Docterman and Mr. George D. Kim were vice presidents. I volunteered to be the Sergeant-at-arms and stood guard at the entrance to the meeting room. I was required to check membership cards for all who entered. If they didn’t have a membership card, they were asked to join prior to entering the room. I believe that Mr. Docterman served as President in 1969 and 1970. If anyone has additional information about Local 1363, NFFE, please add your comments.
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