Note from darrell Brown: Just ran across a USFK J4 Roster dated 10 July 1979. It brought back so many memories when looking at names, both ROK & US. Some are no longer with us, but many are. To all former J4 personnel I was stationed with, hope you and your families are doing well this Memorial Holiday.
Some photos to share from my collection of USFK J4 Year books from the 80’s.
Bill R I could not find you in the yearbooks I have, maybe you were out the day Mr. Kim came by to shoot Maintenance Div. lots of memories here.
Worked with lots of Great folks Back in the Day
I remember BG Beale, at a Hail & Farewell, telling the group it was fun to be a General and now he was getting paid for it. He had been Frocked to BG when he first took the J4 job. He was really great to work for.
By Darrell Brown
Note by John Nowell : Oh my! Computers. This must have been 1983 or later. We’re these dumb terminals or independent computers. Our PAO got the Wang computer with a central disc for 30 dumb terminals. When it went down none of the terminals could work. Our SysOps guy really had to stay on the ball and usually had to work after everyone left the office to conduct maintenance on the system or change the disc.
I was at the US Army Research Unit, Korea, 1967-69. Our offices were located in the old Japanese Prison Compound. I do remember General Bonesteel and LTG Mock. Remerber Blue House Raid and USS Pueblo capture, also 1969 shoot-down of EC 121. I’m doing a book set in that period. Anyone with info can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I left a couple of months after General Michaelis took over. Returned to Korea several times. Last time, he statue of General Coulter had been taken down. I remember the 8th Army Drum and Bugle Corps playing Arirang–well done. The pack howitzer on the parade ground used to wake me up at 0600. EUSAK/UNC Staff HQ was in the old Japanese brick buildings. South Post had 3-man hooches for field grade officers, one called the “Westward Ho House” according to the sign over the door.. One Saaturday in 1969, the main PX had a fire that destroyed the cashier’s office. The following Monday, all compounds in Korea were sealed for MPC exchange (new series of scrip). Anybody believe in coincidence?