Mapping Yongsan Garrison and Surroundings

Contributor: Rich Kent

I took this photo from Namsan Tower when i served in Yongsan grrison in 1969. The photo is looking towards Main Post and South Post…

Topic: Mapping, photography, Yongsan Legacy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Yongsan land after US Forces are relocated

Contributor: Nam SangSo

When Korean government announced that the United States and Korea agreed in 2003 to relocate the U.S. Army Yongsan Garrison to Camp Humphreys by the end of the year 2017, and the Yongsan land will be developed to a large park, larger than London’s Hyde Park, many Seoul citizens not only overjoyed with the good news …

Topic: Habitat, Landscape, Mapping, People, Yongsan Legacy
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My life was drag racing until the day I was drafted

Contributor: George Breen

I sat down in my chair. My Mother now came into the room. I must have appeared sick, because my Mother asked, “What is wrong”? I told her that I had been Drafted! She began to cry.

Topic: Cars, Draft, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Oksusu-ppang (cornbread)

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

“When I was a kid in elementary school in Korea the school provided cornbread as a daily snack to the students just before class was…

Topic: cultural exchange, Food
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From monitoring crime news to writing mystery books

Contributor: Martin Limón

George and Ernie roam all over Korea but they always start their investigations on Yongsan Compound and they always return there.
In my heart, so do I.

Topic: Fiction novels, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Learning English with an American GI

Contributor: Bill Morgenstein

As the U.S. military relocates out of Yongsan Garrison, Yongsan Legacy aims to archive the living memories of those who served, worked and lived there.…

Topic: cultural exchange, People
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