That’s my story of how I got to Korea.

Contributor: Paul Black

Almost every Basic Training Sgt’s were Korean War Veterans. They were rough on us…..Once in the Inchon area we were put on smaller tender boats to go ashore…..Then we were given our mail from the last 2 weeks.

Topic: Draft, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Action in the Yongsan Commissary

Contributor: Scott Forrey and everyone who contributed to YSL

The new Commissary didn’t replace this one until well after the early 80s… remember the banana fights…

Topic: Food, History, People, shopping, Yongsan Legacy
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Love is a “many”

Contributor: Chang Soon-hee

……when we were invited to a dinner at an army mess hall or Dragon Hill Lodge in the South Post, Yongsan Garrison, I refrained from serving kimchi to my husband and myself one day ahead of the meeting day.

Topic: cultural exchange, Cultural shock, Food, People, Yongsan Legacy
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“If I recognize this map?”

Contributor: Nam SangSo and Yongsan Legacy Team

The blue print showing the west area of the Main Post Yongsan Garrison was one of the hundreds of  topographic maps plotted by the engineers and surveyors of Trans-Asia Engineering Associates, Inc. (TAE). It had been performed some time in late 1959 and early 1960.

Topic: architecture, construction, Education, Engineering, Landscape, Mapping, People, photography, Yongsan Legacy
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Finding Marie (Hwang Soona)

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

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…

Topic: love, People, Yongsan Legacy
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From Samgakji with love

Contributor: Chang Soon Hee

Sara told us they are going to marry as soon as her divorce is finalized. Sara said he is a civilian working at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. The smiling American invited us to have a lunch and we all squeezed into his car which had a U.S. Army number plate.

Topic: cultural exchange, love, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Yongsan Garrison and the legacy of Plastic Surgery

Contributor: Karl Schutz

South Korea is the country with more plastic surgeries per capita in the world. Blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery is the most common procedure being…

Topic: History, People, plastic surgery, Yongsan Legacy
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U.S. Forces Korea are here to prevent another nuclear war

Contributor: Nam SangSo

Dear Marty Brown of Atascadero, California; The same sizzling summer came around 73rd time, and our memories retrospect of Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic bombings again as you…

Topic: History, Mapping, Yongsan Legacy
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An English book store in Itaewon

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

“We sell, buy and exchange – since 1974” says the advertisement of foreign book store located at southern end of Itaewon township, near Line #6…

Topic: Books, cultural exchange, Education, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Golfing in the middle of Seoul

Contributor: Darrel Brown

[Yongsan Legacy] Golfing in the middle of Seoul By Darrell Brown This 1969 photo of the Yongsan area shows the Eighth U.S. Army golf course…

Topic: Engineering, People, sports, Yongsan Legacy
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