• Al posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    I’m sure I remember you from the golf course. I definitely remember Billy Fullerton and Rolf Docterman from the 19th hole. Did you MC the show at Walker Hill? when I arrived in country we were taken on a full day tour of Seoul ending in a traditional Korean dinner and show at Walker Hill. this was 1976.

  • Al posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Thank you for the photos.

  • Al posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    We got a fiancee visa and were married in my hometown. The visa at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul was relatively easy to process. the problem in those days was getting a Korean passport. My wife’s uncle was a Chief of Police for the area around Seoul and said he could help with the process. I fully expected him to make a couple of phone calls and boom: passport.

    In reality, he gave us a list of about six names and titles with an amount of Won next to each. We were to walk the request to the listed individual pay the “expediting fee” and get the chop. The process normally takes about six weeks. We accomplished it in two days. The cost of the “expediting fees” to move our request from the bottom of the pile to the top for all six officials totaled under a hundred dollars. The cost of the visa at the Embassy was about the same.

  • Al posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 1 month, 1 week ago

    I was posted to Yongsan in 1976-77 and again 82-84 which was unusual for a Navy officer. In 1977 I married Ms Ko who was a waitress and sometimes cashier at the golf club. We recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. Shortly after our marriage she attended college, graduated with a degree in nursing and passed the California licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse. I retired from the Navy in 1991 and have resided in San Diego since. We have two wonderful children and three beautiful grandchildren who help keep me young. As you may guess Yongsan and the Eighth Army Golf Club in particular hold a special place in my heart. As a side note, my son picked up my love of golf and became a golf pro after his graduation from UCLA. He has left the golf industry but retains his love of the game.

    • Happy Wedding anniversary Al! Your story can make a very special article! Did you marry in Yongsan Base? We heard it was not easy for many of you getting all the paperwork for interracial marriages. How long did your wife work in Yongsan? Is she still in touch with her co-workers from those days?

    • We got a fiancee visa and were married in my hometown. The visa at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul was relatively easy to process. the problem in those days was getting a Korean passport. My wife’s uncle was a Chief of Police for the area around Seoul and said he could help with the process. I fully expected him to make a couple of phone calls and boom: passport.

      In reality, he gave us a list of about six names and titles with an amount of Won next to each. We were to walk the request to the listed individual pay the “expediting fee” and get the chop. The process normally takes about six weeks. We accomplished it in two days. The cost of the “expediting fees” to move our request from the bottom of the pile to the top for all six officials totaled under a hundred dollars. The cost of the visa at the Embassy was about the same.

  • Al posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 1 month, 1 week ago

    I would love to have a copy of the panoramic photo at the top of this page by Darrell Brown. Can Darrell or someone else post it in media? Thanks.

  • YongsanLegacy and Profile picture of AlAl are now friends 1 month, 1 week ago

  • Al commented on a Photo in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    If I remember correctly, the tournament was held the month before on December 27th. I still have the ball from my hole-in-one on the eighth hole that day. Of course the holes were coffee cans.

  • Al posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    If I remember correctly, the tournament was held the month before on December 27th. I still have the ball from my hole-in-one on the eighth hole that day. Of course the holes were coffee cans.

  • Al posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 2 months ago

    Photo of Charlie Ernst on the first green in 1977.
  • Al posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Thanks, John. Were you still there in 76-77. Your face looks familiar to me but it was a long time ago. I was at the golf course just about every day rain or shine.

    • Yes, I was deeply involved in Community Relations for the PAO and several Korean organizations. I was heavily involved with the People-to-People, International, Korea Hqs; the English Speaking Lions Club; The Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch; The Korean-American Association; and I escorted and served as Master of Ceremonies for the ‘Hello Korea Show,’ at a majority of the US military installations located all over the Republic. This show was a two-hour presentation to inform our US service personnel about the Korean Culture, customs, music and dance. I really enjoyed this program as I got to introduce the performers and dress up in Korean Hanbok with the rubber shoes, and the tobacco pipe stuck down my back. I was fully decked out. I have to admit it, I am a hammmm!!! So, it is possible you saw me on stage on the post or perhaps at the World Cup Theater Restaurant in downtown Seoul. I met the owner there and he asked me to MC some of his night shows for visiting US Generals and other VIPs on occasion.

      • I’m sure I remember you from the golf course. I definitely remember Billy Fullerton and Rolf Docterman from the 19th hole. Did you MC the show at Walker Hill? when I arrived in country we were taken on a full day tour of Seoul ending in a traditional Korean dinner and show at Walker Hill. this was 1976.

    • Yes, I was deeply involved in Community Relations for the PAO and several Korean organizations. I was heavily involved with the People-to-People, International, Korea Hqs; the English Speaking Lions Club; The Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch; The Korean-American Association; and I escorted and served as Master of Ceremonies for the ‘Hello Korea Show,’ at a majority of the US military installations located all over the Republic. This show was a two-hour presentation to inform our US service personnel about the Korean Culture, customs, music and dance. I really enjoyed this program as I got to introduce the performers and dress up in Korean Hanbok with the rubber shoes, and the tobacco pipe stuck down my back. I was fully decked out. I have to admit it, I am a hammmm!!! So, it is possible you saw me on stage on the post or perhaps at the World Cup Theater Restaurant in downtown Seoul. I met the owner there and he asked me to MC some of his night shows for visiting US Generals and other VIPs on occasion.

    • Al, I am no longer in touch with Paul Kim and I was told that Frank Hickey passed away in Hawaii several years ago.

    • Al, I am no longer in touch with Paul Kim and I was told that Frank Hickey passed away in Hawaii several years ago.

    • Al, I am no longer in touch with Paul Kim and I was told that Frank Hickey passed away in Hawaii several years ago.

    • Al, I am no longer in touch with Paul Kim and I was told that Frank Hickey passed away in Hawaii several years ago.

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  • Al posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    I played in the 1976 version. About 12 degrees when we teed off. Pin on 18 was in the right hand bunker.

  • Al posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 2 months, 1 week ago

    Stationed at Defense Communications Agency Korea 1976-77 and U.S. Naval Forces Korea from 1982-84. Virtually lived at the golf course in those days. Looking for photos or info on Frank Hickey, Ron Lewis or Charlie Ernst. Unfortunately all my photos were lost during a PCS.

    • we just posted the note and hope to get back to you with information. Thank you for writing

    • Here is a photo of me with Frank Hickey and 1Lt Paul Kim. Paul and I won the best ball tournament at the EUSA Golf Course in 1972 or 1973. I’m not really sure of the year.
      • cool photo! Was this at the end of the game? John are you still in touch with these 2 other people from the photo? Thank you for sharing it

        • Hello Al, Yes, the money prize was presented at the end of the game that day. Paul Kim was an officer working for the UNC/USFK/EUSA, Public Affairs Office. He was only there for one year. I have been in Korea since January 1965. First at Camp Casey, then transferred to Yongsan in August 1965. Out of 53 years, been in Korea for 50 years. Majority of that time was working for PAO, UNC/USFK/EUSA, Community Relations Division with Mr. George D. Kim. Billy Fullerton was the Chief of Public Information Division and he with Rolf Docterman came up with the idea for the Icycle Open. But, the photo above was during a summer Two-man Best ball tournament. If I recall Paul and I had a net 56 due to our high handicaps.

    • Al replied 2 months ago

      Thanks, John. Were you still there in 76-77. Your face looks familiar to me but it was a long time ago. I was at the golf course just about every day rain or shine.

      • Yes, I was deeply involved in Community Relations for the PAO and several Korean organizations. I was heavily involved with the People-to-People, International, Korea Hqs; the English Speaking Lions Club; The Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch; The Korean-American Association; and I escorted and served as Master of Ceremonies for the ‘Hello Korea Show,’ at a majority of the US military installations located all over the Republic. This show was a two-hour presentation to inform our US service personnel about the Korean Culture, customs, music and dance. I really enjoyed this program as I got to introduce the performers and dress up in Korean Hanbok with the rubber shoes, and the tobacco pipe stuck down my back. I was fully decked out. I have to admit it, I am a hammmm!!! So, it is possible you saw me on stage on the post or perhaps at the World Cup Theater Restaurant in downtown Seoul. I met the owner there and he asked me to MC some of his night shows for visiting US Generals and other VIPs on occasion.

      • Yes, I was deeply involved in Community Relations for the PAO and several Korean organizations. I was heavily involved with the People-to-People, International, Korea Hqs; the English Speaking Lions Club; The Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch; The Korean-American Association; and I escorted and served as Master of Ceremonies for the ‘Hello Korea Show,’ at a majority of the US military installations located all over the Republic. This show was a two-hour presentation to inform our US service personnel about the Korean Culture, customs, music and dance. I really enjoyed this program as I got to introduce the performers and dress up in Korean Hanbok with the rubber shoes, and the tobacco pipe stuck down my back. I was fully decked out. I have to admit it, I am a hammmm!!! So, it is possible you saw me on stage on the post or perhaps at the World Cup Theater Restaurant in downtown Seoul. I met the owner there and he asked me to MC some of his night shows for visiting US Generals and other VIPs on occasion.

        • I’m sure I remember you from the golf course. I definitely remember Billy Fullerton and Rolf Docterman from the 19th hole. Did you MC the show at Walker Hill? when I arrived in country we were taken on a full day tour of Seoul ending in a traditional Korean dinner and show at Walker Hill. this was 1976.

      • Al, I am no longer in touch with Paul Kim and I was told that Frank Hickey passed away in Hawaii several years ago.

      • Al, I am no longer in touch with Paul Kim and I was told that Frank Hickey passed away in Hawaii several years ago.

      • Al, I am no longer in touch with Paul Kim and I was told that Frank Hickey passed away in Hawaii several years ago.

      • Al, I am no longer in touch with Paul Kim and I was told that Frank Hickey passed away in Hawaii several years ago.

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