who experienced what it meant to have the things on Yongsan Garrison be part of their life in Seoul were not calling or seeing the base as home. They were calling and seeing Seoul as their home.
I will always remember those beautiful mountains in Korea, but even more so, I will remember the people who throughout my childhood showed me love, care, gave me a greater appreciation and understanding for life and the world, and to whom I have so much to thank them for to this very day.
In DoDEA, colleagues become family in a way that doesn’t happen back in the States where I have my own family nearby.
I am a special education teacher
A working day for me was like this. I walked 17 minutes from my apartment to the school. I passed through the Dragon Hill Lodge Gate and ….
One Christmas evening I met Shin in a tea house in Myeong-dong, Seoul. He told me he was accepted as a trumpeter of a jazz band that would perform music and dance entertainment for the U.S. Military personnel in various camps at Yongsan Garrison, Camp Casey, Camp Red Cloud, K-6, Osan Air Base, etc.
Wheeler, accompanied by the technical assistance of South Korean contractors, has planted tower stations across the country. He worked on one at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek between 2009 and 2012, which he says rivals those of leading telecommunications systems across the globe.
I loved every minute of Korea, but at that time I was starting to feel that I was missing out on stateside life as a teenager……Those of us who were in Yongsan in the late 1970s remember that everything we got was fairly old and outdated by the time we saw it. The only contemporary thing that we got from the states were the latest dance songs from AFKN’s Don Tracy show, which unfortunately aired during the middle of the school day at 10am!