In the mid-50’s, there were 264 clubs in all over the Korea, including *Seven Club*, *King Club*, *American Club* in Yongsan. In those days, USFK paid musicians up to 1.2 million dollars per year. This amount w […]
Many people are totally unaware of what has happened on the inside side of ”the wall” of Yongsan Base. Through these informal columns we aim to share the legacy of the garrison with a wider crowd by sharing daily […]
Tweeds is the tailor shop at DHL run by Mr. Chang
”Sir please help me I am so hungry…..and He handle to me the #crackers from the army C-ration”
He could never say thank you to this soldier who saved him…… […]
Finding Marie (Hwang Soona), 1935
Marie is the oldest sister of 3 siblings who lost their parents during the Korean War. Her younger sister, Hwan Ong Soon and younger brother Hwang Bong Soon were living with her […]
People is what makes a place memorable!
It is estimated that about 2.5 million US servicewomen and servicemen passed through YSG since 1945, not counting all the Korean military and all the civilian staff who […]
Camp Kim is across Hangang-daero street from the main post of Yongsan Garrison. Camp Kim is known to most GIs stationed in Korea as where the Seoul United Service Organization (USO) is located, an excellent […]
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!
by Peter T Yeschenko, former student SAHS
News is information not previously known to someone.
Archiving the news related to Yongsan Garrison will be valuable source of information for future generations.
Upload here any news you have related to […]
Let’s preserve the memories from your days at Seoul American School! All of you! Teachers and Students who learned together inside Yongsan Garrison!
Education is the most powerful ”weapon” we can use to change […]
Mr. Nam Sang-so a retired Architect and Specifications Writer who was born in 1933 in Nagano Prefecture in Japan has been personally involved with the American engineering firm that had established its own design […]
Paul E. Black was 23 when he entered the U.S. Army in 1958
From Fort Lewis, Paul boarded a troop transport ship and steamed out to Korea; He arrived in Korea during May,1958. His Military Occupation Specialty was […]
Religion can be a source of comfort and motivation for soldiers.
It can also be a source of conflict in a diverse army. How then do religiously diverse armed forces engage religion?
RESPECT and LOVE may be […]
Numerous US Army installations once existed in and around Seoul City and in the Province of Gyeonggi which received logistical support from US Army Garrison Yongsan under its several designations, i.e., Seoul Area […]
Yongsan legacy wants to be able to relate your stories and memories to the exact location in Yongsan Garrison (previous Seoul Area Command).
We hope these maps will help you giving us an exact or proximate location!
The teen center was a big ”hang out” place for us High School Teens, where we all got together. We had live bands for dances, big draw, and the notable band that everyone loved was THE GHETTO BAND. They were […]
The team truly believes that Podcast will open new doors for people who would like to share their experiences and stories about Yongsan Garrison. We know this from hosting many different formats to efficiently […]
Some of the existing buildings inside Yongsan Garrison were constructed by the Japanese in early 1900’s . They built permanent structures to support their thousands of troops Most of these structures are still in use today
His name was Mr. Im. He worked for the 8th Army in the Yongsan Data Processing Center. I dont know Mr Im’s first name. I worked with him at YDPC in 1969-1970. He enjoyed listening to my adventures in the Korean […]
Inside Yongsan garrison there are various statues and monuments commemorating different events, persons,…including historical relics that were scattered around the site before the Japanese imperial army set up their camps.
In the February 22 meeting at the Hqs. USFK, Yongsan Garrison, I said among others,
”After arrival in Korea from CONUS, and when you first stepped out of the base gate into the city street, many of you might […]
On the base, everything was rationed because soldiers were not supposed to buy stuff and sell it on the black market. GIs used military money and Koreans were not supposed to have any, even the ones that worked on […]
All of the personnel information that came into our data center from headquarters in Hawaii, came on cardboard IBM cards. These cards had to be kept cool and dry or they would jam in the computer reader. If it was […]
This is the history of Hartell House.
The Hartell House was Japanese Division Commander’s residence during clonial period.
It was first built in 1916. When US forces came to Yongsan Garrison in 1945, it was used […]
Yongsan Garrison has been the ”control Tower” of many engineering projects across the Korean peninsula being a significant help for the development of the country and helping Koreans learn how to build.
Yongsan garrison was just a military installation and its closure and the land being re-purposed, is just the same as so many other military facilities. But then, it was where so many people lived their lives for […]
The American Forces Radio and Television service touched a lot of people. ….
Most of us if not all of us remember when we lived in Korea listening to the Armed Forces Korea Network (AFKN) radio and TV because […]