• Yes! this appears to be the same building as the 570th ord co (DAS), NCO club in 1958 and 1959! The window air condition units and the door way have been changed , but the building does match a photo that I have!
    Marie and I woul be sure to visit the club on Sunday evening for a movie and Wednesday evening for Bingo! These memories just don’t go away! Thanks for posting the picture. George Breen
    • This photo is the NCO club and open mess at Niblo Barracks, previously 570th Ord Co das. George @239flathead is this familiar?
      • Yes! this appears to be the same building as the 570th ord co (DAS), NCO club in 1958 and 1959! The window air condition units and the door way have been changed , but the building does match a photo that I have!
        Marie and I woul be sure to visit the club on Sunday evening for a movie and Wednesday evening for Bingo! These memories just don’t go away! Thanks for posting the picture. George Breen

    • I have started a group titled Hannam Village. So, folks who want to see photos and stories about Hannam Village can look for the Group Hannam Village for more information.

    • Note from JiHoon Suk: At this point I can’t recall anyone in particular…unfortunately. I think I read in passing that Bowers was briefly stationed in Yongsan but I have no ways to confirm this.
      • JiHoon Suk do you know any American GI who was based in Yongsan Garrison (before Seoul Area Command) and developed a carrier as a musician?
        • Note from JiHoon Suk:
          Already has a copy of the Wilf Carter recording featured in this page. It is somewhat misleading that the version on YT video is by Wilf Carter and the description on the page specifically mentions Jimmy Dale – who did another cover version.
          I am more interested in American GIs sent to Korea who ended up having a singing career later on. Richard Bowers, who made some records for Columbia between 1952 – 1953 singing Korean and Japanese songs, comes to my mind. Bowers also appears in the film “Mission Over Korea” (1953) as a “singing soldier”.
          • Note from Pyong Yong Kim: It’s so impress Goodby- maria.
            • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of the juke box of the 570ththe juke box of the 570th 6 months ago

              Good-Bye Maria (I’m Off to Korea)

              Performed by Jimmy Dale
              Recorded 1953
              Written by Don Larkin, Joe Simson, Ken O’Rourke
              For now it’s Good-bye Maria, I’m off to Korea
              Far across the sea
              It’s the same old story, it’s up to Old Glory
              To win another fight for liberty
              So keep the home fires burning
              And it won’t be long until I’ll be returning
              Good-bye Maria, though I’m off to Korea
              In my heart you’ll always be

              It wasn’t long ago that we met in Italy
              I was a G.I. Joe and you were Bella Marie
              Soon we were married, then we sailed away
              Across the ocean blue to my home in I-O-Way
              There we’ve been living, happy as can be
              Raising fields of corn and a small family
              But now Maria, you must be brave and smile
              We’re in another fight so I must leave you for awhile

              For now it’s Good-bye Maria, I’m off to Korea
              Far across the sea
              It’s the same old story, it’s up to Old Glory
              To win another fight for liberty
              So keep the home fires burning
              And it won’t be long until I’ll be returning
              Good-bye Maria, though I’m off to Korea
              In my heart you’ll always be

              • Note from Pyong Yong Kim: It’s so impress Goodby- maria.

              • Note from JiHoon Suk:
                Already has a copy of the Wilf Carter recording featured in this page. It is somewhat misleading that the version on YT video is by Wilf Carter and the description on the page specifically mentions Jimmy Dale – who did another cover version.
                I am more interested in American GIs sent to Korea who ended up having a singing career later on. Richard Bowers, who made some records for Columbia between 1952 – 1953 singing Korean and Japanese songs, comes to my mind. Bowers also appears in the film “Mission Over Korea” (1953) as a “singing soldier”.

              • JiHoon Suk do you know any American GI who was based in Yongsan Garrison (before Seoul Area Command) and developed a carrier as a musician?

              • Note from JiHoon Suk: At this point I can’t recall anyone in particular…unfortunately. I think I read in passing that Bowers was briefly stationed in Yongsan but I have no ways to confirm this.

            • George @239flatheadI just looked for this song online and found out that the correct title of the song is THERE IS PEACE IN KOREA , By Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll
              Southern-born, Chicago-raised and New York-made.
              • It is certainly amazing how this song and the messages that have been posted , has the power to roll back the time!

            • I do like the song! I almost feel like I am sitting inthe 570th NCO club looking into Marie’s eyes!

            • George Breen posted an update in the group Group logo of the juke box of the 570ththe juke box of the 570th 6 months ago

              I just now heard the song, THERE IS A PLACE IN kOREA,. This is my first time hearing the song.
              I served with the 570th ord co., during 1958 and 1959. It could have been on the juke box and I just don’t remember. Great song for “good dancers” ,to dance too!

            • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of the juke box of the 570ththe juke box of the 570th 6 months ago

              Music from the 50’s that you, veterans stationed in Korea during those days may remember……
              • I do like the song! I almost feel like I am sitting inthe 570th NCO club looking into Marie’s eyes!

              • George @239flatheadI just looked for this song online and found out that the correct title of the song is THERE IS PEACE IN KOREA , By Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll
                Southern-born, Chicago-raised and New York-made.
            • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of the juke box of the 570ththe juke box of the 570th 6 months ago

              Note from Veteran George Breen @239flathead
              Coco, the only holiday that I remember sharing with the Korean public was Armed forces day.( As best I remember this was the name of the day). The 570th along with other U.S. military bases, including Air Force, which brought in helicopters, displayed our trucks and shop equipment, at what looked to be a park, some where in Seoul. The Korean people, adults and kids, were invited to come and participate.
              I think I have a picture I will send you.
              I suppose that it was because of the difference in the Korean and American culture, but at Christmas time it was mandatory that we attend a Christmas movie that was shown at our NCO club of the 57th Co.Ord.. I can’t remember the name of the movie, but it was a movie I had seen when I was in school before high school! To be honest, I can’t remember for sure, this could have been Thanksgiving, or both Christmas and Thanks giving. They actually had us take time off from work to view the movie. They thought it was this important!
              I will send pictures as soon as possible.

            • George @239flathead I just found that 570th was renamed as Niblo Barrack in late 60’s and it was named after Brigadier General Urban Niblo.
              In 1973 Camp Niblo relocated to Camp Humphreys (Yongsan Base).
              The Niblo Barracks Compound Headquarters had five platoons, Headquarters Platoon, Supply/Service Platoon, Hawk Platoon, Sergeant Platoon, and Nike Platoon, 30th Ordnance Company GM , 335th Maintenance Battalion, 20th General Support Group Seoul, Korea. On January 15,1969 the 30th Ordnance Company were reorganized as the 30th Performance Company GM .
              Do you recognize any of the photos?
              • Niblo Barracks was named after Brigadier General Urban Niblo, an ordnance officer in Italy in World War II and in Korea who died in 1957. He was inducted into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame in 1969. That equipment and ordnance supplies were available to the United States forces in Korea in the first months of the war was largely due to the “roll-up” plan of the Far East Command. It called for the reclamation of ordnance items from World War II in the Pacific island outposts and their repair or reconstruction in Japan. This plan had been conceived and started in 1948 by Brig. General Urban Niblo, Ordnance Officer of the Far East Command.
                When the Hannam Village housing facilities were constructed in 1982, Niblo Barracks became associated with those facilities. Yongsan-Gu, Seoul

              • George @239flathead were you aware that the 570th camp were you were base in Korea is where the Japanese cavalry and horse stables were located ?

              • Coco, during the time I served with the 570th, we did hear that the barracks were built by the Japanese. Thanks for everyones interest.

            • Message from Mr. George Breen:
              the picture of the Korean gentleman that worked at the bar of the 570th, NCO club during 1958 and 1959. I am hoping someone will recognize him. He is standing in the doorway of the club. In the distant back ground is a new building that was under construction when I left the 570th in 1959. The building was outside the 570 th compound, and I never did hear what it was to be used for.
              The small stream flows south( if my directions are correct), makes a turn west and flows to the Han river.
            • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of the juke box of the 570ththe juke box of the 570th 10 months ago

              George do you have any photo of the inside of the 570th Club?

              • I remember the 570th NCO club so well, And I remember the 1950’s music that was played on the Juke Box.
                Marie and I would attend the movie that was shown there on Sunday nights and she and I would play Bingo at the club every Wednesday. Every on would pitch in a few bucks, (MPC) , and Marie and I did win a small amount of money quite often. It almost brings tears , as I think of those days gone by!
                Lots of Korean girls dressed in American style clothing of the times, would always be there , and each girl had an American name!

              • I forgot to tell in my comment that Marie and I was at the 570th NCO club, the night the ” Kim Sisters” entertained the troops . The sisters sang many American songs. Very Good.

              • I love the title of this group! Very good thinking Coco! The name is both mysterious and interesting!

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