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 DISAPPOINTMENT OF GOING HOME…

Contributor: Ramon Rhodes

I loved every minute of Korea, but at that time I was starting to feel that I was missing out on stateside life as a teenager……Those of us who were in Yongsan in the late 1970s remember that everything we got was fairly old and outdated by the time we saw it. The only contemporary thing that we got from the states were the latest dance songs from AFKN’s Don Tracy show, which unfortunately aired during the middle of the school day at 10am!

Topic: cultural exchange, People, Yongsan Legacy
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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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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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Legacy of USFK

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

By Nam Sang-so Today marks the 66th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. And it has been 74 years since the U.S.…

Topic: History, 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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Walking runways as Korea’s 1st foreign fashion model

Contributor: Coco Cugat

  Model Melanie Glock poses in an ad for Daehan Synthetic Fiber Co. in the early 1970s. / Courtesy of Yongsan Legacy If you were…

Topic: Fashion, Yongsan Legacy
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