Yongsan Legacy, a virtual memorial

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

“preserving the invaluable treasures of Yongsan Garrison” by capturing and perpetuating personal memories, stories, life experiences from those GI’s and civilians who served and lived on Yongsan Garrisson

Topic: History, Mapping, People, Uncategorized, 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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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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Inside and Outside of the Gates of Yongsan Garrison

Contributor: Marsha Altvater

The Korea I remember and dream about no longer existed, but I knew it would probably be like that.

Topic: People, Uncategorized, Yongsan Legacy
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Returning to Korea in search of Long lost family

Contributor: Marsha Altvater

My father was a young MP during the mid-1950’s assigned to Yongsan when he met my mother. Toward the end of his tour, he finally…

Topic: community, love, People, Uncategorized, Yongsan Legacy
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An ordinary day of my drafted years in South Korea

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

The 570th Ord Co Das was a “Working” camp and had none of the military harassment. We had “young Korean House Boys” that cleaned the…

Topic: Draft, Food, People, Uncategorized, Yongsan Legacy
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Seoul American Elementary School

Contributor: John M Blom

“Over nearly 60 years, SAES has instructed thousands of students and allowed them to learn about the American and Korean cultures, building bridges between the two nations.”

Topic: cultural exchange, Education, People, Uncategorized, Yongsan Legacy
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