THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF GOING HOME…

Contributor: Ramon Rhodes

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as a teenager……Those of us who were in Yongsan in the late 1970s remember that everything we got was fairly old and outdated by the time we saw it.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!

Topic: cultural exchange, People, Yongsan Legacy
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When magnolia and lilac blossom in New York City

Contributor: Kay Lee

It was in 1973 when I was a second grader at Sangmyeong school when you were with an American design firm named Trans-Asia Engineers (TAE) in Main Post of Yongsan Garrison.  You had to pick me up at my school in Samkakji as my class ended about 2 p.m. While you had to stay with a large slanted drafting board until five in the afternoon, I walked around the offices peeking into here and there.

Topic: architecture, cultural exchange, Education, Engineering, History, Language, People, Yongsan Legacy
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My magical days in Yongsan Garrison 1970-1977

Contributor: Diane Dahnert

I have beautiful memories of Yongsan. I really do! My time there was magical; something I’ll always treasure and never forget. It may have been a military base, but I can assure you that my friends and I knew that something unique was going on there. It was a time when everyone got along, loved Korea and looked on people as friends. I wish the rest of the world could have had the same experience.

Topic: Celebration, community, cultural exchange, Education, People, Yongsan Legacy
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121st Evac hospital on South post

Contributor: Peter T Yeschenko

One of the halls in the 121st Evac hospital on South post. This hall leads to the new wing of the hospital. I was born…

Topic: People
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Yongsan and the Electric Mayhem

Contributor: Micah Granderson

It was the mid-1980’s, and the madness all started in the northwest corner of the Townhouse on Main Post. The Townhouse was an unbranded cafeteria…

Topic: People
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Well played librarian, well played.

Contributor: Micah Granderson

The staff of the Yongsan Library babysat me for a small but significant portion of my childhood. I was barely well-mannered enough that they never…

Topic: Books, Education, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Provost Marshall aka MP Station

Contributor: Peter T Yeschenko

In 1973 or 1974….me and two friends…I won’t mention any names to protect the innocence! LOL. Anyway we decided to go camping….

Topic: People
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