Korea’s postwar country music scene keeps kicking

Contributor: Kyung Lee

[Yongsan Legacy] Park Soon-hwan, “Jackie,” left, and Kim Dong-seok of Western Jubilee perform at a U.S. military event in 2018. / Korea Times photo by…

Topic: Music, Yongsan Legacy
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Daughter found her father on Yongsanlegacy.org

Contributor: Mr. Nam SangSo

My name is Daphne Cheesman. I googled my father and came across an article about my father on yongsanlegacy.org. I would very much like to communicate with you.   Sincerely, Daphne.

Topic: architecture, construction, People
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Voices and faces from Seoul American Elementary School

Contributor: Coco Cugat for Yongsan legacy

” I will miss the library where I spent so many hours going through books, and you know what? There is where I learned how to read!” 

Topic: community, Education, People, School, Yongsan Legacy
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Memories of Quonset huts

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

Quonset hut is a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated galvanize steel having a semicircular cross-section. The name comes from the site of their first manufacture at Quonset Point in Rhode Island.

Topic: architecture, construction, Engineering
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Walking runways as Korea’s 1st foreign fashion model

Contributor: Coco Cugat

  Model Melanie Glock poses in an ad for Daehan Synthetic Fiber Co. in the early 1970s. / Courtesy of Yongsan Legacy If you were…

Topic: Fashion, Yongsan Legacy
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Final handprints at SAES

Contributor: Quinten Russo

We are down to the last five days with children in our beautiful, perfect, legacy school.  While bare shelves and walls are the norm any…

Topic: Books, Education, School, Yongsan Legacy
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Letter from a Little M.P.

Contributor: Robert V Doepke

In October 1958 My best friend Joe Sciortino and I enlisted into the US Army, in July the following year we were on our way to Korea. I was assigned to C Company, 728th MP Battalion in Yongsan.

Topic: Books, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Outside Gate 1 in 1961

Contributor: Darrell Brown

Samgakji area of Seoul in 1961, just outside of gate number 1 later on gate 16, was made up of poorer Korean style homes. There…

Topic: community, Entertainment, Mapping, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Yongsan Garrison schools to close in June after six decades of teaching military kids

Contributor: By KIM GAMEL for STARS AND STRIPES

The schools are part of a system established by the military shortly after World War II to ensure an American education for the children of troops deployed overseas. Then-named Seoul American High School opened in 1959 when classes were held in Quonset huts.

Topic: Education, Yongsan Legacy
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What Do You Feed a Korean?

Contributor: By Lt.Col. Kenneth O. Schellberg, Quartermaster, 7th Infantry Division

Three weeks before the 7th Infantry Division shipped to Inchon, we received an augmentation of 8,600 Koreans. Before they arrived our division commander (Maj.Gen. David…

Topic: Food
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