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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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