My top 5 favorite things I loved about living in Seoul/Yongsan:

Contributor: Doreen Vandal

The PEOPLE; The Korean people are friendly, kind, hard-working and generous…always willing to help a confused American! They became our family during our 5 years in Korea

Topic: Celebration, People, Yongsan Legacy
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The punched cards

Contributor: Rich Kent

All of the personnel information that came into our data center from headquarters in Hawaii, came on cardboard IBM cards. These cards had to be…

Topic: Cultural shock, technology, Yongsan Legacy
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The hands that re-connected postwar Korea

Contributor: Kyung Lee

Wheeler, accompanied by the technical assistance of South Korean contractors, has planted tower stations across the country. He worked on one at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek between 2009 and 2012, which he says rivals those of leading telecommunications systems across the globe.

Topic: technology, telecomunication, Yongsan Legacy
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Walking through Itaewon in 1968

Contributor: Martin Limon

In her high, lilting voice she would recite:
“It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know,
By the name of Annabel Lee. . . “

Topic: Entertainment, People, Recreation, Yongsan Legacy
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Yongsan Legacy, a virtual memorial

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

“preserving the invaluable treasures of Yongsan Garrison” by capturing and perpetuating personal memories, stories, life experiences from those GI’s and civilians who served and lived on Yongsan Garrisson

Topic: History, Mapping, People, Uncategorized, Yongsan Legacy
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I lived in Blackhawk village

Contributor: Sam Carlile

the most unique things I have ever seen while living in Blackhawk Villiage…

Topic: community, housing
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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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Former principal’s cultural journey at Seoul American Elementary School

Contributor: Kyung Lee

John Blom stands next to a dolphin statue in front of Seoul American Elementary School, where he used to be principal. / Courtesy of Yongsan…

Topic: Education, School, Uncategorized, 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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Flavors that turned the tide in Navy Club dining

Contributor: Kyung Lee

As chef at the now-defunct Navy Club in the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Yongsan, Oh Seong-geun held dear his flavor memories from each overseas locale…

Topic: Food
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Seoul American alumni take trip down memory lane during Yongsan reunion

Contributor: KIM GAMEL | STARS AND STRIPES

By KIM GAMEL | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 13, 2018   YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Former Seoul American High School students remembered tear gas…

Topic: community, Education, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Soldier keeps temptation at a distance (in Korea)

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

Abigail Van Buren has published this article in her “Dear Abby’s Keepers” many years ago. The team of yongsanlegacy.org wanted to share the article with…

Topic: Entertainment, love, People, Yongsan Legacy
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My fond memories of the Gate #1

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

In the morning rush hour, the city’s trams were always full of standing passengers. A brave man was suspended outside the tram door holding handrail with one hand, dangling his briefcase with the other. It resembled a scene in San Francisco. Those passengers who had get off at Samkajji station were mostly headed to the Gate #1 (now Gate #16) located along the Hangang Boulevard

Topic: Engineering, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Rush On!

Contributor: Bill Krause

Korea….what an adventure! I met life-long friends there, I met my wife Betty there and I got to be a Rock Star in the band Rush.

Topic: Entertainment, Music, People, Recreation, Yongsan Legacy
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