Thanksgiving in Korea , 1958.

Contributor: George Breen

Two G.I.’s and two Korean children were seated at each table on Thanksgiving day.

Topic: Celebration, community, cultural exchange, Food, People, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

Staffing the Clubs

Contributor: Paul Black

About once a week we went to K-14 Kimpo Airport to pick up meats from Japan off a C-124 Globemaster aircraft. These meats included T Bone, Rib Eye Steaks and Chicken.

Topic: Entertainment, Food, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

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
Read Story

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
Read Story

Working for Stars and Stripes in 1969

Contributor: Martin Limon

Let’s not over-glamorize the Stars and Stripes. Recent news reports that it might be curtailed have characterized the Department of Defense-sponsored publication as being produced…

Topic: Books, Language, news, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

Black hawk Village will open its doors to the public

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

To many of you this was your home while being stationed in Yongsan , what if your memories from the Black hawk village is told to the visitors who don’t know anything about this place? 

Topic: community, housing, Mapping
Read Story

Radio-controlled Airplane Contests

Contributor: George Breen

When i arrived to South Korea after being drafted in 1958, for the first few months I would have thoughts about how far away from…

Topic: Entertainment, Recreation, sports, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

Mrs. Irene D. Lee our dear music teacher

Contributor: Tara Popp

Mrs. Irene D. Lee, a former music at SAHS for 20+ years, would always make a bet with her classes at the beginning of the…

Topic: Education, Music, School, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

1st Corps Blvd, the photo spot during cherry blossom

Contributor: Tara Popp

When I grew older I began to see that Yongsan Garrison is home to a massive collection of trees and plants.  The cherry blossom trees in particular grabbed my attention

Topic: Habitat, Landscape, photography, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

Building 4468 renovation

Contributor: Tim Mitchell

In 2005, Mr. Tim Mitchell (former Food and Beverage Director at Dragon Hill Lodge) and his family decided to have their home renovated. As soon…

Topic: architecture, construction, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

Committed Partner and Patron of Korean Basketball

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

Jeff Gausepohl, From the Virginia Military Institute, was coach of the men`s basketball team of the Republic of Korea from 1967 to 1968. He played…

Topic: sports, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

The Origin of Korean Baseball

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

In April 28th, 1896, Indepent Newspaper has reported the first recorded baseball game between US Military and civilian team took place near Seodaemun. History writes…

Topic: sports, Uncategorized, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

Trip to market

Contributor: George Breen

I  am afraid the Korean people that lived and worked during these times , will fade away an be forgotten! Makes me so sad.

Topic: People, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

The Samgakji Stories Project

Contributor: Li-lian Ang

The birthplace of Chocopie, the site of a vibrant art scene and a US military base. While we were walking through Samgakji on a tour, it never occurred to us that Samgakji was all these things.
http://samgakjistories.yongsanlegacy.org/

Topic: cultural exchange, History, People, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

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
Read Story