• I am looking for a gate number and the name of the area that I lived at as a Korean child during 1957-1965. The gate wasn’t used much by the US military. The gate guards were mostly Korean MPs and it was used by the mostly Koreans for entering and exiting Yongsan Garrison. As you came out of the gate, if you turned right you would go toward downtown toward the palace I think. I remember that it was like a traffic circle further down and the Seoul Zoo was by the palace, as well. Coming out of the gate, on the left side was gully that ran parallel the the road. Across the gully, which as almost like a dry stream, were some Korean homes and there is where lived and grew up. If you took a left turn, you went over a bridge over the gully. No trolleys went down this road, only cars and buses. Very seldom did you see any US military personnel in this area during the day or night. If you continued down this road it led to the American Consulate and the Han River I think. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • Thank you for contacting us!
      You may be referring to what used to be gate 1, currently gate 16. By this gate there is the MP Station. The attached map is from 2016. Would you like us to include you in the legacy of Yongsan? The gate where the arrow is pointing at on the attached map. The street is Hangang Daero. To the left hand side is Samgakji.
  • Do you remember when the entrance to South Post was like this?
    Was this one of the gates you used to go through? Currently this is gate 1 (access to Dragon Hill Lodge)
  • Note from Peter T Yeschenko
    This picture was in the Stars and Stripes a few years back (2008) when I was overseas. It’s Gate 52 which they named the Commissary Gate because that’s where the new Commissary was.
    Which got me to thinking….were there any sense or sequence on the way all the Gates were number on Yongsan. Well I did some research and the gates didn’t follow any sort of sequence.
    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!
    Below are some of the popular gates we used:
    Gates:
    Gate 1 – This gate was located on the same street as the PX on main post. Near AFKN. You go out that gate and you were near the Sangachi Traffic Circle. 🙂
    Gate 2 – Camp Coiner Hill gate. Gate at the top of the hill, between Main Post and Camp Coiner.
    Gate 5 – The “Main” Gate to Main Post!
    Gate 6 – The Main gate to South Post!
    Gate 7 – MARFOR Gate. Vehicle Gate on Main Post near Itaewon. You enter this gate and went down the small hill and it took you to the snack bar near theater number 2.
    Gate 8 – CPAC Gate. This gate was located on the South Post side. You enter this gate and there was building where you could get your ID Cards. I believe it was a personnel/admin building. 🙂
    Gate 9 – This gate was located directly across the street from Gate 7. You enter this gate which led to South Post….you went up the hill and I believe you hit some housing…the USOM Club area.
    Gate 12 – This gate basically in Itaewon…across the street from Coulter statue and it was known as the Frontier Club and Rod and Gun Club Gate! 🙂
    Gate 16 – A little ways down from Gate 12. This gate was the entrance to the motor pool.
    Gate – 52. Which is a little further down from Gate 16. It wasn’t 52 when we live there….I forgot what number it was. 🙁 But that’s where the new commissary is but when we live there it was a supply dept. You go through this gate and up the hill….it took you to housing, Golf Club and eventually to SAES which would be on the right.
    Gate – 17 – Vehicle gate into the Southern end of South Post. For us that lived in the Riverside Apt. area…this is the gate we used…there were some railroad tracks there we would have to cross. 🙂
    Gate – 19. Well I don’t know if I have to say much about the infamous Gate 19. LOL! Which is Known as the Hospital Gate since it was near the 121st Evac hospital. 🙂 Go out this gate…you ran into a Korean theater but you were also in sort of a “RED LIGHT” district! LOL!
    I did this from memory so if I’m a little off…sorry! It’s been over 40 years! Hope it brings back some good memories for you! 🙂
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