We are interested in tracing the cultural and social phenomenon that originated from Yongsan Garrison.
By Daniel Oh
My connection with Yongsan Garrison began in 2013 when I was asked to help on Yongsan National Urban Park Master Plan project. Due to my training and profession, I’m naturally drawn to urban issues and how history and culture shape our physical environment. In and around Yongsan Garrison, there are layers of history and cultural artifacts that are closely linked to 2.5 million servicemen and servicewomen who passed through Yongsan Garrison since 1950’s and another several million of Koreans who directly and indirectly had dealings with the base. Through mapping, I’m interested in tracing the cultural and social phenomenon that originated from Yongsan Garrison, and illustrate how the base had a profound influence on the modern culture of Korea.
All of the personnel information that came into our data center from headquarters in Hawaii, came on cardboard IBM cards. These cards had to be kept cool and dry or they would jam in the computer reader. If it was […]
The galleries and frame shops around Yongsan Garrison represent the birthplace of Korean modern art.
Yongsan legacy wants to be able to relate your stories and memories to the exact location in Yongsan Garrison (previous Seoul Area Command).
We hope these maps will help you giving us an exact or proximate location!
We all went through so many of those gates when we lived in Korea….lets take a trip down Memory Lane and see if you can tell or remember where the gates were located!
by Peter T Yeschenko, former student SAHS