Mount Baekdu and Korean spirits 白頭山과 民族의 精氣

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

Time flew fast, and in September 2018, President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea and their entourages went up to Mount Baekdu (spelled Paekdu in North Korea). And the First Lady of South Korea brought a plastic bottle of water scooped at Mount Halla, the southernmost island of Korea, and poured into the crater lake called “Heaven Lake,” on the peak of the mountain. Then President Moon scooped the Heaven Lake’s water into the same bottle and brought back to Seoul.

Topic: History, Yongsan Legacy
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Safe return from suicide attack

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

P.S. In Nagano, Japan, I was one of the chosen physically fit boys who were pre-designated to be recruited to serve for the Japanese special force but the war ended before I reached the age. Instead I served three years for the Korean Navy attached to the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet on the East Sea in the Korean Campaign. I then had been employed by an American architect and engineering firm and served for the U.S. Forces at K-6/Camp Humphreys, U.S. Army Yongsan Garrison, and then U.S. Navy Seabees in Vietnam, all together for 25 years.

Topic: History, Yongsan Legacy
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Action in the Yongsan Commissary

Contributor: Scott Forrey and everyone who contributed to YSL

The new Commissary didn’t replace this one until well after the early 80s… remember the banana fights…

Topic: Food, History, People, shopping, Yongsan Legacy
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Yongsan Garrison and the legacy of Plastic Surgery

Contributor: Karl Schutz

South Korea is the country with more plastic surgeries per capita in the world. Blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery is the most common procedure being…

Topic: History, People, plastic surgery, Yongsan Legacy
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U.S. Forces Korea are here to prevent another nuclear war

Contributor: Nam SangSo

Dear Marty Brown of Atascadero, California; The same sizzling summer came around 73rd time, and our memories retrospect of Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic bombings again as you…

Topic: History, Mapping, Yongsan Legacy
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Yongsan Garrison as the source of new culture

Contributor: Nam SangSo

Blondie There was a large white washed wall among buildings lined up facing a river and bridge before entering into Uljin township, North Gyeongsang province.…

Topic: cultural exchange, Education, History, People, Yongsan Legacy
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American/Korean History!

Contributor: Peter T Yeschenko

Most of us if not all of us remember when we lived in Korea listening to the Armed Forces Korea Network (AFKN) radio and TV…

Topic: History, Music, People
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The last Prince of Korea had no descendant and…

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

Introduction: In the Building 1510 in the Main Post, Yongsan Garrison, (and later in another office in Hannam-dong) the late architect Kyu Lee had his…

Topic: History, People
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