In the Heart of Seoul

Contributor: Aerian Irvin

who experienced what it meant to have the things on Yongsan Garrison be part of their life in Seoul were not calling or seeing the base as home. They were calling and seeing Seoul as their home.
I will always remember those beautiful mountains in Korea, but even more so, I will remember the people who throughout my childhood showed me love, care, gave me a greater appreciation and understanding for life and the world, and to whom I have so much to thank them for to this very day.

Topic: community, Yongsan Legacy
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“Falcon for Life”

Contributor: Kimberlee Goldsmith

In DoDEA, colleagues become family in a way that doesn’t happen back in the States where I have my own family nearby.
I am a special education teacher
A working day for me was like this. I walked 17 minutes from my apartment to the school. I passed through the Dragon Hill Lodge Gate and ….

Topic: community, Education, SAHS, School, Yongsan Legacy
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Chocolates from the Korean War to the 1950s

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

Chocolate originally came to Korea during the time of the Daehan Empire. At that time chocolate was unfamiliar “food” and symbolized the duality of something…

Topic: Food, Yongsan Legacy
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Some Korean entertainers for U.S. Forces

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

One Christmas evening I met Shin in a tea house in Myeong-dong, Seoul. He told me he was accepted as a trumpeter of a jazz band that would perform music and dance entertainment for the U.S. Military personnel in various camps at Yongsan Garrison, Camp Casey, Camp Red Cloud, K-6, Osan Air Base, etc.

Topic: Entertainment, Music, Yongsan Legacy
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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
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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
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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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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
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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, SAHS, 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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