Searching for lost love in Hannam

Contributor: Kyung Lee

Following the path from Niblo Barracks that once led to the village, Breen vividly recalls singing “Oh My Darling, Clementine” in the Koreanized verses Marie had taught him, arousing immediate laughter from Korean passersby.

Topic: Cultural shock, love, People, Yongsan Legacy
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An ordinary day of my drafted years in South Korea

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

The 570th Ord Co Das was a “Working” camp and had none of the military harassment. We had “young Korean House Boys” that cleaned the…

Topic: Draft, Food, People, Uncategorized, 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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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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