The magic keys of my coworker’s car. Building #2254

Contributor: Doug Ricker

One of my funniest memories from Yongsan garrison is from 1984. The MPs patrolled the parking lot between our building and the Arcade/Library. If a…

Topic: Cars, People, Yongsan Legacy

Yongsan Garrison as the source of new culture

Contributor: Nam SangSo

Blondie There was a large white washed wall among buildings lined up facing a river and bridge before entering into Uljin township, North Gyeongsang province.…

Topic: cultural exchange, Education, History, People, Yongsan Legacy

Giant step forward international design/construction bidding

Contributor: Nam SangSo

The landscape architects for the new Yongsan Park, I hope, will notice that the Building 1510 on main post exists with the great legacies of the pioneer American and Korean architects and engineers during the reconstruction era after the Korean War.

Topic: construction, Engineering

In the Bldg #2364 on Main Post Yongsan Garrison,

Contributor: Mr. Yu InSu

This is about 64 years back in 1954 when it was time still skirmish of fightings were sporadically occurring along the front line. Although the…

Topic: Engineering, Yongsan Legacy

Sparky, the Yongsan Garrison Fire Station Dalmatian Mascot

Contributor: Alex Temporado

I really appreciate the work you Yongsan Legacy are doing in capturing the historical and human stories surrounding Yongsan Army Garrison (Yongsan.). To me Yongsan…

Topic: dogs, fire, Yongsan Legacy

AFKN disk jockey and discotheque

Contributor: Nam SangSo

We Korean architects had heard of the disco but never had the design experience. And noticing the AFKN disk jockeys talked like avant-garde artists at a commissary diner, I decided to visit the station just across the street.

Topic: cultural exchange, Music, People, Yongsan Legacy

Sharing fashion trends in South Korea

Contributor: Rich Kent and Bill Smothers

United Nations Command and United States Forces Korea have been a big influence in setting the fashion trend in South Korea back in the 50’s…

Topic: cultural exchange, Fashion, People, Yongsan Legacy

The first bottled water in Korea has origins linked to Yongsan Garrison

Contributor: Mr. Choi Byung-Hyo

Diamond Water, the first commercial drinking water to be approved in South Korea, and passing the water quality test by the hygiene authority of the USKF, in Yongsan in 1977

Topic: cultural exchange, Food, People, Yongsan Legacy

The influence of Western fashion through the US Army

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy

US ARMY  hosts a fashion show by Korean designers Choi Kyungja and Andre Kim in Seoul, 1959 Andre Kim(August 24, 1935 – August 12, 2010)…

Topic: cultural exchange, Fashion, People, Yongsan Legacy