• YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of the gates of Yongsanthe gates of Yongsan 7 months ago

    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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