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

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

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
Read Story

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
Read Story

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
Read Story

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
Read Story

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
Read Story

Yongsan Garrison schools to close in June after six decades of teaching military kids

Contributor: By KIM GAMEL for STARS AND STRIPES

The schools are part of a system established by the military shortly after World War II to ensure an American education for the children of troops deployed overseas. Then-named Seoul American High School opened in 1959 when classes were held in Quonset huts.

Topic: Education, Yongsan Legacy
Read Story

My adventures around Yongsan Garrison

Contributor: Scott Forrey

Once at Samgakji we would be underneath the elevated traffic circle. There were seemingly hundreds of street vendors selling everything from soups and grilled meats, to plastic shoes and clothing, to bicycle parts…..It was dark and chaotic under the traffic circle, and quite exciting for a teenager…

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

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
Read Story