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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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Archiving the news related to Yongsan Garrison will be valuable source of information for future generations.
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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 […]
More than just a spouses’ club – we are a support network of friends!
The American Forces’ Spouses’ Club (AFSC) is a community-focused military spouses’ organization that operates at United States Army Garrison […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Leroy & Elly Smothers together with their kids Karen and Bill were twice stationed in Korea from 1958-63 & later on 1965-66. They lived behind this amazing legacy of photos captured by father and son.
(FMWR)Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation is the term given to a complete range of community support and quality of life programs for members of the Armed Forces, their families, and retirees at more than […]
Yongsan Garrison has been a big influence in setting the fashion trend in South Korea.
Koreans interested in fashion learned the trends around Yongsan Base where they established their businesses. A proof of […]
In 1963 a new architect from New York joined TAE. He called himself Kyu Lee, and we addressed him Prince Lee while Japanese called him Royal Highness.
Architect Kyu Lee, the last prince of Korea by Mr. Nam Sang-so
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The N.C.O. club of the 570 was located inside the compound.
It was a metal building, a Quansit hut.(half round shape)
The club had a dance floor, small bar and tables and chairs. We had beer and soft […]
Address Unkown, by The Ink Spots….. inspired by this young man that fell in love with a Korean lady. This young man had to leave Korea…. and he was never to return!
Latter he searched and searched but […]
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.