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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on May 7th, 2005 at 9:08 am

A Profile of Camp Red Cloud, Korea

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The Camp

Camp Red Cloud is located in Uijongbu which is located just to the north of Seoul. The base is named after Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud who was posthumously recognized with the Medal of Honor for combat actions during the Korean War.  You can read more about how the camp was named at the below link:

CRC is home to the 2nd Infantry Division command group, Special Troops Battalion, Air Force personnel, and a few other smaller units. The camp is a great place to be stationed. It has two pizza shops, a bowling alley, a food court, bank, commissary, PX, theatre, and a small golf course complete with a country club.

An adequate playing field, a nice gym, and good weight room accommodates all the athletes out there. The housing at CRC is some of the best in 2ID with soldiers living in new barracks with no more than 2 people per room.

Here is a map of how Camp Red Cloud is laid out today:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

The front gate of CRC along with other buildings near the front of the camp were demolished in recent years to make way for the new Uijongbu highway overpass.  The first thing seen when entering the camp now is the old chapel, which is probably the most historic structure remaining on Camp Red Cloud:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

Across the street from the chapel is the camp’s school:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

This building used to be home to a computer lab, MWR, and a cafe, however due to the increase in families being allowed to PCS to Korea this building has been reestablished as a school.  Behind the school is the new PX:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

The PX isn’t all that big, but it is a much better facility than what CRC used to have.  The old PX that sits adjacent to the bowling alley is used as a location where Koreans sell local products as well as housing the post’s clothing sales store:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

Speaking of clothing sales, the old clothing sales store is now used as a arts and crafts store:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

Besides the reconstruction of the front gate and the building of a new PX there really hasn’t been that many new buildings constructed on CRC.  In fact some people are still working out of quonset huts:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

Here is a picture of the Village Green parade field used for various ceremonies:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

Here is a picture of typical barracks building on CRC that borders the Village Green:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

Camp Red Cloud is also home to the 2nd Infantry Division Museum that is well worth anyone visiting CRC to go and check out:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

CRC is kind of divided into two parts due to the helicopter pad and golf course located towards the middle of the camp:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

Right across from the helicopter pad is the 2nd Infantry Division headquarters:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

Passed the helicopter pad and golf course are the other batch of barracks on the far side of the camp:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

This far side of the camp is where the commissary and the restaurant Mitchell’s is located:

A Picture From Camp Red Cloud

Here are some historical pictures of CRC via Ottmar’s photos:

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The Ville

The Uijongbu area has plenty to offer for GIs. The “ville” located just across the street from the CRC front gate has all you typical GI stores in Korea. You can buy suits, jackets, pirated software and games, plaques, coins, paintings, trinkets, and much more in the ville. Also the ville has a few clubs with your standard “drinky girl” scene in Korea. The drinky girls are mostly Fillipinas and Russians looking to make a quick buck from you buying them $20 drinks. Yes that’s right $20 drinks. The prostitution in the ville has been largely cleaned up due to recent media exposure and USFK’s crack down on human trafficking and prostitution

Things to Do:

The surrounding are has some great outdoor opportunities. Just out the back gate of CRC take a left and take another left just past the car dealership to explore the mountains just to the west of CRC. The road going up into the mountains up “Radar Hill” is a great place to go running or road marching. The forest scenery is outstanding, the air fresh, and no traffic. There is even a lake you can explore once you reach the top of the road along with a old ROK Army compound that is now deserted.

Also in the area is Suraksan Mountain that is just outside of Camp Staneley in Uijongbu. Exiting from the Camp Stanley ville gate take an immediate right and follow the fence line until you reach the hiking trail that leads up the mountain. Suraksan is a strenuous hike with amazing scenery. Bring a lunch and picnic along the stream running from the mountain or do some serious rock climbing to the summit of the mountain.

Another hiking trip you can take is up Dobongsan Mountain. The mountain is part of Pukhansan National Park and features some spectacular rock climbing to reach the summit. From the summit you can see all of Uijongbu, Seoul, and all the way into North Korea. In fact the North Korean flag pole located at Pamunjom is visible from the summit. If you are not into rock climbing then explore the many beautiful Buddhist temples located in the park. The monks at the temples are very welcoming to foreigners so don’t feel intimidated exploring the temples.

To reach Dobongsan just get on the subway at Uijongbu station and travel south on Line 1 and exit at Dobongsan Station. At the station walk across the street towards the mountain. The path towards the mountain has lots of hiking and climbing shops if you need any gear along with many restaurants. Once passed the ville area you will enter into the park. The cost to enter park is usually around 2000 won or about $1.75. So extremely cheap comparted to American National Parks. So get out and see some of these exciting parks around Uijongbu.

Finally Uijongbu has extremely easy access to the Korean capitol city of Seoul. The Uijongbu train station is only a 5 minute taxi ride from CRC and from there the subway can take you to downtown Seoul in less than 45 minutes. This is one of the best features about being stationed on CRC.

Downsides:

One downside to CRC is that it is often the site of protests that occur in the country against US forces since it is the division headquarters. The protests have picked up since June 2002 when an accident involving a 2ID tracked vehicle killed two Korean school girls. The leftist and pro-North Korean forces came out in force to protest American soldiers and start riots hoping to get a reaction from the US soldiers at CRC. These activities continue periodically to this day so pulling gate guard at CRC can be hazardous at times.

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  • Charles (Bert) Burnh
    10:53 pm on March 2nd, 2007 1

    I was a member of the 604 DASS from 85-89 and I truly miss the area and especially the people. My Wife and I owned the Triple Seven Club known to Air Force members as the “TRIP” for many years and that gave us the opportunity to really get to know many of the HQ HQ CFA folks and the local business owners.
    Jackson Circle was certainly one of many stops on our nights out and who could forget the Air Force Toga party that got all of us participants and the gate guards in hot water.
    I was much younger then and have since retired from the Air Force but being stationed at CRC was by far my best assignment and the memories will last forever.

  • Rose Weathersby
    11:10 pm on March 2nd, 2007 2

    I have a son who in the army. He will be stationed at Camp Red Cloud, they deployed 2 weeks ago today. We talked briefly to him over this weekend. We are interested in know how to write him does he have computer access.

  • Angela
    11:10 pm on March 2nd, 2007 3

    My son is there right now. He is supposed to be there temporarily and then head back to Camp Casey in the middle of March. They do have access to computers and the internet. I still write my son at Camp casey and they bring his mail to CRC, or he gets it when he goes back to Casey on a pass.

  • Gonzo
    4:00 am on October 2nd, 2007 4

    So how are you doing bert, it's been almost 19 yrs when i was there at Supply, Miss your sister in-law who ran at the Trip at CRC, i'm retired now for about 14 yrs, and miss the good old days there. Take care

  • Paul S
    7:01 pm on November 25th, 2007 5

    Hey all…. I was stationed at CFC from mid 85 to mid 86. Some of the best memories of my life. Still trying to find Richie Collie (most people probably remember him, especially the MPs) Anyone know of any sites for CFC folks to chat?

  • Tim Schulz
    3:05 pm on May 9th, 2008 6

    Ahh… "Kimchi Knievel" memories! Yeah… that was me on the little red moped from 84 – 87. Definitely some of the best memories during my 5+ years there (a couple of more tours never hurt anyone?! – Kwang Ju/Kunsan)

  • mark pargeon
    5:04 am on May 28th, 2008 7

    Hey Bert,

    (SSgt) Mark Pargeon from the 604th. I was one of the mechanics with Jackson and Menke. Yes, quite a party that was!

  • Gary Becker
    6:05 am on December 23rd, 2008 8

    I was there 84'-86 in the AGE shop. Definately remember the "Trip". I think you lived in the 3rd floor of the same building that I lived in the bottom level. If you were the same guy ..you were a big Miami Dolphins fan. Hey Email me I'd be interested to know if that is you.

    Thanks, Gary

  • Jerry Woods
    1:33 am on March 29th, 2009 9

    Hi Bert

    I, too was assigned to the 604 DASS in 1985-86 after a year in the southern KwangJu AB. I remember the Triple Seven club, I rarely went in any of those though. I did take a lot of tours of the country and the island and the country is really beautiful. I really miss those days. Had some great times. Take care. I, too am retired USAF.

  • Jerry Woods
    1:37 am on March 29th, 2009 10

    Tim Schultz!!! I know you. I was at KwangJu in 1984-85. I really miss Kwang Ju. The last person I saw from there was Michael Gomez some years ago.I am retired USAF ( Ground Radio),currently working as a Biomedical engineer.

  • Tim Schulz
    5:35 am on March 29th, 2009 11

    Hey Jerry! I remember you, too. I had to whip out the '85 CRC Yearbook to put a face to the name, though. I guess I'm getting old (doh!) I got out in '92 and went to college (computer science) as a disabled vet (and single-parent of 2). After that, I ended-up in corporate America for about 8 yrs and then converted my AF time to federal time – I've been a computer geek for the Treasury for the past 8 or 9 yrs. Ten to go until my 30 is up and I can retire! It sounds like things worked-out for you also after you left the AF. tim [at] suddenlink [dot] net. Keep in touch :grin:

  • Joe Miller
    6:40 am on April 5th, 2009 12

    Hey Hey! The gangs all here!

    Whats up guys? This is Joe Miller. I was in the 604th DASS from Dec 85 to Aug 88. I worked in the HF Shop then the MRC 108 shop and finally in Job Control. I also was the Assistant Mobility NCOIC when Grady was NCOIC.

    I remember the Toga party Bert was talking about. I was the little guy with the paper diaper with the pacifer aroung my neck and a baby bottle with rum and coke in it. Pull out your old pictures and check them out.

    Hey Tim, whats up? Hows your glacoma doing? Any body know how Grady Schmidt is doing? What about Major Youngblood. Boy those were the days! All the Greenbeans and the Brownbeans!

    Gary, Mark, Jerry and Gonzo – All of the names sound familiar but I'll have to put a face with the name.

    I couldn't retire. I left the AF in '90 with a back injury. Now I work for the U.S. Postal Service.

    If anybody wants to drop me a line or pass along my address please do so. I'd love to hear from ya'll. You can reach me at MILL1402@bellsouth.net

    "Tally Ho"

    Joe

  • Jeff Wimmer
    2:13 am on April 8th, 2009 13

    I was assigned to the Wideband shop in the 604th from 76 to 79. I remember my time there quite well, but I can certainly top the toga party. In our time, we played 3 pranks on the I Corps folks. First, we stuffed rolls of toilet paper into the cannon they fired in front of I Corps headquarters. The morning they fired that cannon off, it looked like halloween all over the place. Not long after that, we put golf balls into it, and that ended up shooting out most of the windows in the Jumping I (junior enlisted) club. Next our fabrication shop made a blue cover for the cannon with a yellow duck on it…remnants of the TSQ-91, then 93 rubber and Iron Ducks. They didn't appreciate that at all…..and lastly, back in our day, the theater was down by the main gate, and we glued a toilet plunger to the bullseye symbol of the I Corps metal symbol attached to the front of the theater. Those were the good old days, and my first experience in tactical comm. I remember the clubs and Jackson Square as well, and Ui Jong Bu wasn't nearly as large as it is the last time I was there (2001 on a business trip). Interesting how things change…

  • Michael Brown
    4:41 am on April 10th, 2009 14

    I can't beleive that I found this site. I was stationed at CRC from Mar 82-83. That is when it was the 604th DASS. I do remmber the Duck Walks in UiJongbu, from the Triple 7 to everywhere else. The best part of it all was we did not have a cerfew at that time. Also the Qunsonet Hut that was our "Human Development Center". I still have one of the orginal ROMAD song books, really nasty songs, that I should scan and put on a website. I was on Commo in a building by the huge binjo ditch. It had a ramp where you could drive a MRC-107 into the bay.

    Does anybody remember Purple Jesus?

  • Tim Schulz (604th: 8
    7:50 am on April 10th, 2009 15

    Purple Jesus? I do believe that requires a bathtub? :grin:

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    10:35 am on April 10th, 2009 16

    Just so you guys know I have set up a Forum site for people to share their stories of when they were stationed in Korea:

    http://rokdrop.com/forums/forum.php?id=14

    You can upload pictures on the Forum as well and share them with other Forum members. I for one like seeing old pictures of Korea and would appreciate you guys sharing them in the ROK Drop Forums.

  • Tim Schulz
    9:43 am on April 13th, 2009 17

    Hey Joe! I was wondering about Grady myself. I just ran into an old pic of him and me: http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww57/604DASS/g

  • Tim Schulz
    9:52 am on April 13th, 2009 18

    "RG BEAN" August '86. Regular Guy Uniform of the day! If I remember correctly… we took a nice hike with the Army that morning?

  • Tim Schulz
    9:53 am on April 13th, 2009 19

    http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww57/604DASS/r

  • Michael Brown
    3:03 pm on April 13th, 2009 20

    It look like that I am the oldest duffel bag here! It is still good to see that the Ducks are "Holding their Own" in UiJongBu. Yes, we had a custom patch made back in the 80's. Now I will have to dig out my old photos and scan them to post. When I was there digital cameras were not even invented yet.

    Michael

  • Tim Schulz
    8:25 pm on April 13th, 2009 21

    The golfballs in the cannon was a stunt that lived on – at least during 84-87. Classic! The Army built us a "dayroom" and the cannon firing-off was our signal to open the bar. "No beer would be served until it's time…" :shock: We would stand in the doorway to wait for the percussion!

  • Jeff Wimmer
    9:24 am on April 14th, 2009 22

    Not hardly, my duffel bag is a bit older unless you were there before 76. I did my share of freezing my ass off during a deployment to Camp Giant on the DMZ when we had no heaters for the tents, and it went from in the 40's and raining to below zero in 2 days. Nothing but 2 coleman lanterns in the 3 man hex tents we used in Wideband….but there were good deployments too. We set the record during an ORI of having comm up on Wideband 46 minutes after the lead jeep hit the compound. I don't think anyone ever beat that record. I did my 3 years and went to Langley for 18 months, then back to Kunsan in 81, then up to Osan until 85….Keesler until 89, back to Osan until I retired in 94. In my day, we had Duck marches to Jackson Square. When I went back through UiJongBu in 96, I didn't even recognize it….compare it from a tiny town of 20,000 to Seoul. That's how much it grew from 76 to 96.

    Jeff

  • Jeff Wimmer
    9:27 am on April 14th, 2009 23

    Having comm up was driving the elephant stakes in the ground for the TRC-97 lollipop antennas too….anyone can set up satcom in 15 min…but it takes something to get the 97's set up and pumping RF down the valley and the iron duck talking to the 19th TASS at Osan in only 46 min after the commanders jeep hit the site, and we were 6 trucks back from that….those were the days…..

  • Tim Schulz
    10:13 am on April 14th, 2009 24

    Hey Joe. I can't believe you remember the glacoma thing! It did get me a cool ride out of CRC on a chopper one night though! Well, that and a steady VA check, 4 yrs of college and an edge into a cushy fed job :smile: Did your back injury happen compliments of the AF?

    Major Youngblood? Now that's a blast from the past. Very cool guy – I remember YB offering to sign my ROK "civilian license" if I would sign his! We both had our own needs for them… and I had a stack of 'em – lol.

    http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww57/604DASS/r

  • Tim Schulz
    10:17 am on April 14th, 2009 25

    oops. wrong URL –
    http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww57/604DASS/r

  • Tim Schulz
    10:56 am on April 14th, 2009 26

    No more SoJu for me!

    http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww57/604DASS/r

  • Michael Brown
    4:02 pm on April 14th, 2009 27

    I realized my mistake after a few days. Good call. The Airmen that were stationed at CRC are a special breed indeed. Total up all the DASS, ASOC and the such. I was told back then (in 84) their were about 700 personel world wide. In my 11 years with the USAF I only was at a SAC GSU site for 11 months. The rest was spent with DASS/ASOC and 5th CCG. Needless to say that 407L Special Duty Identifier sure followed you around. After a brief break in service I joined the US Army for another 11 years. The training and attitude served me well. I dug out the year book and it really brings back memories.

  • William A. Morgan
    7:02 pm on April 27th, 2009 28

    Please send me a copy of the romads song book. I talked with Eric Harris right before 911 about getting one. Eric and Wayne Baker also pulled the stunt with the golf balls in the cannon. Triple Seven, Jackson Circle OMG. How about some of the best softball teams ever.email address wmorgan23@tampabay.rr.com

  • Michael J. Brown
    7:49 am on April 29th, 2009 29

    Eric Harris! One of the strange things that he did was put his mouth on the outside back door glass of the Iorn Duck Lounge and blow up his cheeks like a puffer fish. John A O'Rourke, Jr, Anthony J. Jornd, Lewis A. Skinner, and Steve J. Minning were also right there in Eric's company. As far as the softball goes I remember when Matt Waro would drink at the games and he would not stutter anymore.

  • Tim Schulz
    8:05 am on April 29th, 2009 30

    Eric Harris – 1985 Yearbook:
    http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww57/604DASS/t

  • Michael J. Brown
    8:20 am on April 29th, 2009 31

    LAright I found a picture with his cheeks puffed up on the windsheild of a MRC-107. I'll have to scan and post it. It is from 1982.

    Michael

  • William A. Morgan
    12:34 pm on April 29th, 2009 32

    Steve Minning throwing a poolball threw the tv in the dayroom. Matt Waro would not miss a beat during the games. Check your army yooooooooooo! Anyone with a year book from 82-83?

  • William A. Morgan
    12:41 pm on April 29th, 2009 33

    Great picture of Eric.

  • Michael J. Brown
    1:16 pm on April 29th, 2009 34

    Yes I do have the yearbook from 82-83. Was that not the same year that 1st Sgt Hemond got busted for black marketing?

  • William A. Morgan
    10:25 pm on April 29th, 2009 35

    Yeah Hemond wife got busted in Kunsan I believe. 1st Sgt Hill replaced him after that. If I could get you to send me a copy I would be more than willing to pay you extra for you time. I am ready to put the check in the mail today.

  • William A. Morgan
    10:31 pm on April 29th, 2009 36

    I also have some picture that I need to post. Some are from the rice bowl Jan 1st in 83.

  • Gary Becker
    12:31 pm on June 4th, 2009 37

    Man, it's been alittle while since I checked here..good responce. someone mentioned Eric Harris..isn't he the one that painted his junk OD green and menaced the dayroom? Also I think he was the one who "assisted" a stray dog in getting a drink At the trip.

    Also Mentioned was Grady Schmidt. If anyone has heard from him could you let me know. I was one of his AGE monkeys and roomed with Tim Doonan. Tim, I remember you my friend.

  • Bruce
    1:28 pm on June 4th, 2009 38

    I have a web page with a section on Camp Red Cloud. I could use some pictures of CRC, and the clubs on the strip from 1985 and earlier. I have plenty of recent ones, but not many from the old days.

    http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/crc.htm

    If you have any, you can email them to me ar wd4ngb@charter.net

    A recent picture of the new CRC Gate would be nice also.

    Thanks,

    Bruce

  • Robert Reichert
    11:57 pm on June 25th, 2009 39

    Hey all, I was stationed at the 125th Med. Det. at CRC. from 84-86, if anyone else knows anyone that was there during this time. Looking for P.A. Chief Mitchell.

  • giff
    1:46 pm on July 2nd, 2009 40

    no you remfs it was Dan Doorty who brought his canine friend to the bar.

  • Mike Olive
    3:05 pm on August 13th, 2009 41

    :lol: Hey anyone remember Jim Vezina,Ralph Dalton,Jesse Washington,Jeff Carson,Frank Ramsey,Valerie and others from the MRC 108 Shop,Miss Moon ?

  • William A. Morgan
    4:56 pm on August 13th, 2009 42

    I believe I remember Frank Ramsey, tall dark hair wore glasses.

  • Michael J Brown
    2:38 am on August 14th, 2009 43

    Yes I remember Franklin A Ramsey. I was stationed with him from 1981-1982. In fact I still can name off all the Airmen I worked with in the MRC 108 Shop. I still have my 1982 CRC year book!

  • Gene Hasse
    9:25 am on August 17th, 2009 44

    Greetings former ROMADS from CRC. I was stationed there in '79/'80. Did my time, spent most of the time in the gym earning Hopkido belts.

    Does anyone remember the girl that worked in the Rec. Center, Janice Peters? She was a good friend and I've tried to locate her several ways.

    Did our tradition of "Hurricane Watch" on top of the DASS ever stay on?

    I'm on Facebook just in case you are interested. Maybe I can scan pics of the place the way it was.

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    10:08 am on August 17th, 2009 45

    If you have pictures you want to share feel free to post them over in the ROK Drop Forums:
    http://rokdrop.com/forums/

  • Paul Darby
    7:14 am on August 20th, 2009 46

    I seem to recall the DASS softball team in 1982 was SO HOT, it beat everything the Army had in the forward area and ended up in Seoul competing to be **THE** 8th Army's Korean Team (wearing Air Force insignia, no less). I also seem to recall the final team the Army put up against them and ultimately defeated them was an all-star group of their hottest players from across Korea. I hope those young all stars the Army transferred to Seoul to create that team understood the significant contribution they were making for democracy! I mean … accepting a transfer off the DMZ to Seoul, just so the Air Force's DASS softball team didn't represent the Army in Pacific-wide competition.

    The DASS was by-far my most enjoyable tour in the service.

    Intel rocks!

    Darby

  • Michael Brown
    7:39 am on August 20th, 2009 47

    Darby, I didn't even have to look in my year book to remember you. You are right on about that softball game!

    Michael

  • Mike Olive
    11:12 am on August 20th, 2009 48

    Was (DB)Brown one of those in the MRC 108 shop with you ? Mike Whitehead, Who was all there

  • Michael Brown
    11:59 am on August 20th, 2009 49

    Who was in the MRC-107 Shop? AIC Roberto Rivera, AIC Franklin A Ramsey, SSGT Larry Jackson, SGT Michael J. Brown, SRA Kim E. Kogel, SGT Scott E Shepard, SSGT James Walker, SSGT Matthew H Waro, TSGT Kenneth M Goodwin (NCOIC) SSgt Glen Summers. SSgt Patric H. Smith 1981-1982.

    Michael

  • William A. Morgan
    6:53 pm on August 20th, 2009 50

    The following year I beleive we came in 2nd or 3rd for area north. I think Camp Hovey came in 1st even after we beat them. I believe Air Cav from Camp Stanley or 4/7 Cav from Camp La Guardia knocked us out. I do remember Stanley having this big guy they called Bull Hinkel. One homerun he hit over my head took one bounce and hit the clinic across the street.

  • Tim Schulz
    10:08 am on August 21st, 2009 51

    '85 or '86 Team pic:
    http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww57/604DASS/T

  • Mike Olive
    10:39 am on August 21st, 2009 52

    Hey Tim I Remember You,I was the Mrc 108 shops local drunk.

  • Mike Olive
    10:40 am on August 21st, 2009 53

    1985

  • Mike Olive
    10:54 am on August 21st, 2009 54

    Don Kaylor,Jim Vezina,Ralph Dalton,– Chacon,SSgt Johnson (He Man),LiL' Joe Miller (Ears),Frank Ramsey,Paul Hunter,Jeff Carson,–Blankenship,Chris Moore,Spencer — (Mad Indian),Rob House,from MRC 108 Shop 85' 86' and some i forgot names of.

    Romads: Eric Harris,– Chessman, Ranger (The Mad Puerto Rican) 1st SGT Eagan,Col. Breslin,Maj Couter,(Greasy)John Rummery He Loved Slim Whitman,Don Kaylor

  • Bruce
    10:58 am on August 21st, 2009 55

    I use to run some phone patchs for you guys. I am a Ham Radio operator, and had Korean license, plus Army Mars. The AF let me use there call sign also, since there station was not operational in 81. It worked out good being able to run them through Army or AF in the States, which ever were up, and the closet to where the call was going to. Was extra nice when Barry Goldwaters station was on, since all calls through it were free.

    Here is a picture of my antenna. Was up at the far end of Red Cloud.

    http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/wire1.jpg

  • Tim Schulz
    5:56 am on August 22nd, 2009 56

    I remember you too Mike! Local drunk? That would have narrowed it down to a couple dozen folks :mrgreen:

  • William A. Morgan
    12:27 pm on September 7th, 2009 57

    Bruce has posted new photo from CRC on his website check them out http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/crc1.htm

  • Deirdre Flynn
    3:11 am on October 1st, 2009 58

    I was in CRC 552 Signal Company about 1984 I think. Man those were my wild days. What happens in Korea stays in Korea!!! I was there with Terry Green, Kermit (the frog) York..Going to the clubs..drinking way too much! as far as that whole ROK experience, well I put it like this. "IT WAS THE BEST OF TIME AND THE WORST OF TIMES!"

  • Deirdre Flynn
    3:12 am on October 1st, 2009 59

    I was in CRC 552 Signal Company about 1984 I think. Man those were my wild days. What happens in Korea stays in Korea!!! I was there with Terry Green, Kermit (the frog) York, Dara Doyle,Valerie & Quentin, Marcie Thompson..Going to the clubs..drinking way too much! as far as that whole ROK experience, well I put it like this. "IT WAS THE BEST OF TIME AND THE WORST OF TIMES!"

  • Charlie Odgers
    1:01 pm on February 14th, 2010 60

    I was with the 51st Signal Bn. in 1959-60 and I can not believe the changes in these pictures of modern day Uijongbu.

    The story posted about the Slicky boys and the Turks was true. The Turks did hang the boy over their fron gate and used ice tongs in his ears with his hands tied behind him. It took American Officers to convince the Turks to let him down. I have been telling this story to my family and friends for years and this is confirmation.

  • Allan Hetland
    1:53 am on February 23rd, 2010 61

    I was with the Transportation Division, HQ I Corps GP from 1962 to 1963. Lots of changes since then.

  • Frank Ramsey
    1:08 pm on March 8th, 2010 62

    Hey guys, it's Frank Ramsey!

    Jeff Carson, Matt Wawro, Martin Boyd, Michael Batchler, and I, are all friends on Facebook.

  • Michael J. Brown
    1:22 pm on March 8th, 2010 63

    Nice to hear from you Frank. It has been awhile and I just celebrated my 52nd birthday this last weekend. I remember (maybe) that we were out on a Team Spirit excerise at this time of the year freezing our asses off. The higlight of one of one of those trips was Scott Shepard putting a C-Rat can of sliced ham on the stove in the tent and having it "blow-up" when he opened it. I recently took out the photo albumn and have quite a few pictures that I took while stationed there. I should get prints made and send it to all you guys. Right now my year book and ROMAD song book is no further than three feet from where I sit. And no, I do not sing them songs in public places.

  • JR Paisley
    3:45 pm on March 26th, 2010 64

    I was at CRC with the 19th TASS in 78 and 79. Definately remember the 777 club. We had some killer times down there. I remember Joe Mumford, Ted Corbett, Bo Ellis-sa. It was all fun until the MP's showed up.

    FUBAR3

  • Michelle Gomes
    4:32 am on May 13th, 2010 65

    Wow, I so remember some of you guys. I rember the Trip, and the famous Toga party. If I recall the Mayor of Uijongbu wasn'r happy with our toga party at all. I was there from 86-87. I was a civillian there with a guy named Phil Ruloph. I was the Petiete Blonde! Reading this was a great blast from the past! I often think of my time spent in Korea

  • Michelle Gomes
    9:48 am on May 15th, 2010 66

    changed e-mail

  • Michelle Gomes
    10:25 am on May 15th, 2010 67

    go

  • Rebecca Bakalyar Lon
    4:20 am on May 31st, 2010 68

    I was stationed at Camp Red Cloud, in the 51st Signal Battalion 1974-76. I would like to hear from any one that remembers me. Anthony Haskins if your out there let me know! Nick name (Becky).

  • Bruce
    6:27 am on May 31st, 2010 69

    I am still looking for pictures on CRC from any time from the 50s through the 80s. Have plenty of recent ones, but looking for old ones of Unit Signs, PX, Snack Bar, Service Club, EM, NCO Club, Officer Club,

    http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/crc.htm

    Send them to wd4ngb@charter.net

  • Rebecca Bakalyar Lon
    6:48 am on June 1st, 2010 70

    I'm sorry Bruce, all of my pictures we taken, when some one broke into my home. They were in my strong box, what a bummer! I wish you well on your hunt. I would love to see pictures in the time era I was there! Becky!!!!!!!!!

  • Paul Darby
    2:09 am on June 28th, 2010 71

    Michael Brown! Give me a shout at pdinva@yahoo.com, I'd like to catch up … hear where you are and what you're doing now.

  • Michael Brown
    2:09 pm on June 28th, 2010 72

    What a blast from the past. I went and looked at my 604th DASC year book and could not find you in it, however I do remember you.

    The years since then have treated me good meaning I have not gained weight and still in excellent health and more grey hair!

    I went a total of 11 years with the USAF then I went back into the Guard for another 11 years. I finally got out after 22 years.

    The ROK drop is the most active site I have found for a military unit.

    Here is a link to my website. http://www.RennAutoSports.com.

    Anyways, I'm sure we will talk some more. I still need to scan my 82 year book and all the photos I took while there. Also The OFFICAL ROMAD Song Book. I'll bet no-one has one of the orginals around now.

  • Grace Gilbert
    2:05 pm on July 22nd, 2010 73

    Hi all, I was stationed at CRC in 1974, i remember them putting us 4 women in a q-hut next door to the CID building when we first got there. I was I Corps and a WAC.

  • Rudolph "Rudy&q
    3:18 pm on July 30th, 2010 74

    I was stationed at CRC from 69-70 and was part of the military intelligence (G-2) unit and attached to Special Troops and a ROC Marine detachment led by a ROK Capt. Kim. Made many, many friends and have since traveled back to CRC on a few occassions related to business. Things have changed dramatically but I can still make out many of the old structures. I have made contact with Col. Robert Cunningham our CO and former Lt. Bob Turner a member of our unit. I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who may have served during that time. My former address was I believe, HHC, I Corps (Special Troops), ICST.

  • Earl Stoudt
    11:22 am on August 10th, 2010 75

    I was stationed at Camp Red Cloud from May 1969, to May of 1970.The "Ville" was quite a place in those days.All the bar girls were Korean. Ouijonbu has grown up so much since I was there.The pictures bring back a lot of memories.

  • Raymond E. Miller
    12:12 am on August 12th, 2010 76

    1959 worked in the Secetary Gen Staff Camp Red Cloud (I Corps), at that time mud roads, mund hunts, GI' lived in quansonhuts. I was the lucky one at that time I stayed and lived in Kile Hall. I had three tours to Korea; First was I corps; Inchion and then I Corps. 1962 last time there. There are a lot of memories of the tours in Korea and they were all good. I loved the Kaoren people and it was like a second home to me. If God permits, I will return befroe the big guy takes me. If anyone reads this and was there during this time, please write me. SGT Berry; SP4 Stanfield; I worked with a COL Ivan and Col Truman. The Gen Officers at that time was GEN Stork, Gen Trampanell and GEN Sanders. I can not remeber the Gen Hopper Pilot was but he was one great CPT, He even let me try and fly that thing. It was the bubble type..

  • Raymond E. Miller
    12:20 am on August 12th, 2010 77

    1959 first tour in korea, station in uijonbu (I Corps) Worked Secetary Gen Staff. I was a CPL at that tme. I remeber Sgt Berry and Sp4 Stanfield. A lot of good memories and I loved the Korea people. Some the commits prior to mine are vary true but you make the best of it where ever you were station. If any one remembers me you can contact me.

  • ruloph,phil
    1:52 am on October 16th, 2010 78

    Remember the pig roasts,the dayroom,the three man shovel.The fishing trip to Inchon,well we did not fish but we got drunk to and fro.Miss all of it,it has been the topic of conversation for years now!!!!!!!!!!!!!phil. Oh Yeah.It would be nice to have a ROMAD song book.Hoo Yaa.

  • Milton A. Chavez Jr.
    12:04 pm on November 8th, 2010 79

    I was (AFSC 304X0) in the wideband Trc 97 shop 604 DASS when MSgt Deagan ran it. There was really a cute blonde that we called "Peaches" who worked in job control I think or was it the Mrc 108 shop. I painted the iron duck on the recreation room door when I was there and I remember when someone threw a pool ball at the tv. Man, those Romad guys could really put the booze away. For those who could remember, I took care of the Squadron dog, Muttley when Sgt Booth left. Oh, I remember the softball games and how one of them got really ugly. It started with a sucker punch. Too much beer, or maulkly with that incident. The Army put an allstar team together to beat 604 DASS. CRC, hot and dusty in the summer;bitterly cold in the winter. You gotta love the treatment you got when you went to get a haircut. The joys of being under 5th TAC at Osan and living in tents.

  • Michael J. Brown
    11:45 am on November 9th, 2010 80

    Milton Chavez Jr.

    You forgot to mention that you played bass and I really liked your riff of Get Ready by Rare Earth. My room was directly on the other side of the latrine, same side as yours.

  • ray manfredi
    5:46 am on November 17th, 2010 81

    i was at crc 88-89. sad to say that GRADY committed suicide here in panama city fl about three years ago.

  • Tim Schulz (84 - 87)
    6:53 am on November 17th, 2010 82

    RIP Grady…

  • Earl Stoudt
    7:26 am on November 17th, 2010 83

    I was at Camp Red Cloud in 1969-1970. The "Ville" was tiny compared to now.The girls in the bars were Korean and drinks were 25-50 cents if that much.Prostitution was very rampant back then. The cost for a "short time"ranged from 1 to 3 dollars, more at pay day depending on rank.The food in the small restaurants was great. A huge meal with beers was about three dollars.It was a great experience, I would love to back to visit.

  • Milton A. Chavez Jr.
    2:37 pm on November 18th, 2010 84

    Michael J. Brown

    I don't remember the bass rift but I still play bass when I have a chance. God, that was such a long time ago. You are right, you were the guy across the hall. Do you remember when we found the North Korean propaganda tracks in the latrines? I guess the slicky boys were at it again. Team Spirit execise, that was a cold one but the army sure liked us because we had a direct trc 97 phone line to Osan. I still remember the one Army Col. coming over and shaking his head when he saw the Trc 97 shop people grilling steaks on the little habachi pits and playing cards. I remember when we were tasked to set up a trc 97 on a small mountain top and one of the trailers got detached from the M-880 or was it a dulce and a half and I was standing behind it with a rather steep dropoff to my left! I don't do anything quite so exciting now. Presently, I am the Capt. of Security at a very up scale gated community called the Heron Preserve. My teaching career never took off due to the economy and a beginning teacher with a Masters degree is out of luck. Like you, I just had a birthday, turned 53. I remember those Romad songs; soju and songs, one hell of a combination and you knew you had too much if you woke up in the binjo ditch the next morning!

  • Gary Becker
    9:15 am on November 19th, 2010 85

    I was with Grady for 2 years at Myrtle Beach AFB and after that 2 years at CRC. He was a big influence on me. Definatley makes for one of those "i shoulda looked him up moments". It's very sad to see that things went bad for him. Some irony is that my son is now stationed at Camp Stanley (in the Army) and has led me to think about Grady lately. He was a good man that never like to lose at any competition. ie Softball,Volleyball, and was always the boss. RIP Grady

  • Ronald Hao
    12:56 am on December 12th, 2010 86

    I was stationed at Camp Eassyons, Uijongbo Korea. 11th Engineer Battalion. C.C. 36th ENGR. GP in 1966 when we lived in quansonhuts and it was cold during winter and hot during the summer. Yup! lots of prostitution going on. I was there when they hijacked the USS Pueblo, I had only 3 weeks left before going back to the states, shit happens got extended. I hated pulling CQ but E-4 and up had this duty. Went there as a heavy equipment mechanic ended up as a radioman, which I totally enjoyed. got sent back to school at Belvoir Virgina ended up at Fort Carson for next duty station. which was boring, so I put in a 1049 for Vietnam. But got injured on maneuvers and was deemed unfit for combat.

  • Adam Schwartz
    10:52 am on December 27th, 2010 87

    Hey All,

    Was stationed at CRC 86-87,total of 14 months,best time ever,I was the wrecker operator for Alpha Company 4/58th Aviation,Great memories of soju,jungle juice,and OB Beer!I actually met my first wife there(she was stationed in Soeul)We're no longer together but I got a beautiful daughter out of it all,I would'nt change a thing about any of my experiences,was great to read some of the other stories,take care

  • Teresa Whitley
    10:01 am on December 30th, 2010 88

    Hey!!! I was with 604 DASS Dec 81-Dec 82. Paulino was my last name then. I think I was the units bleeding heart. My nickname was "Peaches. I still have my yearbook and lots of pictures of the baseball team and activities at the Triple 7. CRC was one of my greatest adventures.

  • Michael J. Brown
    4:16 pm on December 31st, 2010 89

    Yes, I remember you. I was in the MRC107 Shop and I think you done Job Scheduling. Kent Kehun? later was in charge of the MRC 107 Shop at the 5th Combat Comm Group where I was stationed after leaving CRC. I still have one of the orginal ROMAD song books and have promised to scan and PDF it.. Did you ever see it?

  • Teresa Whitley
    2:39 am on January 1st, 2011 90

    And I remember you! Yes, I did work in Job Control with Kent and Bob "the Weed" Gatewood and "Ears" Pentilla. That was a blast. Team Spirit was great and I have pics of set-up, too. I have ALOT of pictures. Have been dying to know what happened to all my buddies from the DASS. Saw Capt. Fox (retired LtCol now) on the TV when he was released from POW camp (Desert Storm) and wondered if it was him. He was interviewed when first POW's were taken after 911 and I swear, I recognized him and ran to kiss his cheek (on the TV, mind you). He was the ONLY one of whom I'd had any news in over 20 years til I found this site just the other day.

    As for the songbook…I think I saw one once but never got to hold it in my hot little hand or anything like that.

    And YOU signed my yearbook along with many others. Poor book got water damage several years ago and the lower corners are ruined but all in all it's still in fair condition. Would love to see the songbook. Am going to scan and share pics from my time there. I remember most of the guys and Colleen Price. (She and I were the only girls in the unit for a little while)

    Am soooo excited about reconnecting. This is awesome.

  • William A. Morgan
    4:35 pm on January 2nd, 2011 91

    Capt Fox passed away last year. Check out the link.
    http://www.pownetwork.org/gulf/fd067.htm

  • Teresa Whitley
    11:36 pm on January 2nd, 2011 92

    oooohhh….so sad…so young still….thanks……RIP Capt. Fox

  • Karen Phipps
    1:13 pm on January 17th, 2011 93

    I was stationed at Camp Red Cloud from 1987-1988. We had alot of fun times there in the ville, hanging out. Great memories. I was in the Medical unit as an X-ray tech. I'd love to hear from anyone that was there then !!

    Karendarmanie@yahoo.com

  • Colleen Price
    2:18 am on January 22nd, 2011 94

    Hey Teresa thanks for showing me this site. I was stationed at 604 Radio from dec 81 thru dec 82. I remember the romads they were crazy. Has any one hear from Rick George? Sandra was another RO with me and I lost contract with her once she left the Air Force lasted stationed at Andrews. Michelle Roberts and I still keep in touch we live right down the road from each other.

    Just like to know who else is out ther…. Nice site, thanks for doing this.

  • Teresa Whitley
    3:09 am on January 22nd, 2011 95

    My pleasure, Colleen. Mark George is his name. (I still have my year book.) The romads were crazy. What a bunch of partying fools. Loved it. They were a blast.

  • Colleen Price
    11:04 am on January 22nd, 2011 96

    Hey Teresa, sorry I work with an Air Force MSGT Rick George now…old age I got confused. To bad there not allot of DASS people from our time on here. Who was the other Air Force female that was station there with us? I forget Eric name thaqt was there. I guess I am going to get the year book out. I know that my picture was not in there because I think I came right in the middle of them do it.

  • Teresa Whitley
    1:00 pm on January 23rd, 2011 97

    Hey Colleen, You aren't in the yearbook even though you were there at the time it was being put together. Know it was sometime toward the end of ball season though. And you left only two weeks before I did and I'm in there. Soooooo….what were you doing that week? Hmmmm? JK..lol I remember Eric Harris but, the Eric you're talking about, I think, did leave some time in late spring '82 so wasn't there when they put together our yearbook. He would be in the one before us. And I can'remember his last either. If I heard it I would probably remember then.

  • Teresa Whitley
    1:02 pm on January 23rd, 2011 98

    Colleen: And didn't your Eric have a brother he was serving with and they were there together? Seems like one of them got into some trouble of some sort too.

  • Colleen Price
    10:41 pm on January 23rd, 2011 99

    Teresa, He had a twin that was station there with us (Evan I think). I don't like my picture being taken so I stayed away. Wow I feel bad about Jeff fox….it is so weird…..I think the pilots that we worked with were just as crazy as the ROMAD……

  • Teresa Whitley
    2:40 am on January 24th, 2011 100

    Colleen, I thought they were twins but wasn't sure. Evan is his name, knew as soon as I read it. I have several pictures of you in my Korea collection. Pilots are crazy!! Remember the 4th/7th Cav? Now those guys were NUTS!

  • Mark George
    2:34 am on February 14th, 2011 101

    Yea, I'm still alive and kicking. Retired as a ROMAD instructor at Hurlburt,FL and I'm civil service on the Range at Eglin. CRC from 1980-1984; ROMAD's Rule!!!

  • William A. Morgan
    8:56 am on February 14th, 2011 102

    Mark I believe I still have a good picture of Wayne Baker and you in the old day room.

  • Mark George
    9:50 am on February 17th, 2011 103

    Eric and Evan Kiser were twins and were in my class at Romad school I was a cross trainee from Intel. Evan was booted out from Korea for doing a jump(parachute) while he was on post restriction, Eric got out when he went back to the States.

  • Colleen Price
    3:57 am on February 21st, 2011 104

    @ Mark, wow that a name I would like to forget….lol So how are you? Are you still living near Hurlburt Field? My best friend retired from there and she and her children still live in the area. (Naverra) I have another friend living in the area also retired. I go to see them every now and then. I will be going someone time in the near future.

    Do you have contact with anyone else from there?

  • Mark George
    3:17 am on February 27th, 2011 105

    Like to forget?………….hmmmm Lots of ROMADS here, John Foeller lives about a mile from me and he said to let you know he hasn't forgot your noctural Team Spirit visit to a certin tent in the field; nor have I.

  • Colleen Price
    4:17 am on February 28th, 2011 106

    @ Mark (I don't remember it being a good time there lol)I don't remember John Foeller. Was he a ROMAD?

    I think last time I was down there (FL)I did run into a ROMAD but I forget who it was. So do you live near Navarre? Or Destin? that is where I usally go. Are you on facebook?

  • Mark George
    7:10 am on February 28th, 2011 107

    I live in Ft Walton Beach, between Navarre and Destin. Me and John Foeller were the only Romads at Corps HQ at the Team Sprit in 81. Yes I'm on Facebook.

  • Colleen Price
    11:21 pm on March 13th, 2011 108

    I wasn't there for team sprit in 1981, I got there Dec of 1981……

    I know where that is I flew into into the airport there……ok can you give a little help with facebook….

  • Colleen Price
    9:43 pm on March 15th, 2011 109

    @Mark do you know where Navarre American Legion 382?

  • Bob Gatewood
    2:32 am on March 21st, 2011 110

    Peaches, now that is a name I have not heard in a long time!!! Stumbled across this site while having a senior moment. Collen Price, I believe you tracked and plotted assets in the Iron Duck and the ASOC? Those were the good old days. Duck marches, Leaps and Mains, screaming generators TRC-97's and then we deployed!!!!!!!!!

  • Teresa Whitley
    3:42 am on March 21st, 2011 111

    BOB !! So awesome to hear from you! I was stumbling when I found this site, too. No one's called me Peaches since then either. I had way too much fun there. Team Spirit '82, Trip 7 and dancing til all hours. And, sometimes, one too many drinks. Yeah, those were the days. I think I'll let the youngsters have it now though. Bones and joints just don't cooperate like they used to. What have you been up to? How long did you stay in Korea? Let's keep in touch. You on Facebook or anything?

  • Colleen Price
    10:39 pm on March 21st, 2011 112

    Bob,

    That would be me…….

    I agree with Teresa let the kids have the drinking and parting in Korea…..I had my share then some.

    So where did you end up after the Air Force?

    Colleen

  • Bob Gatewood
    4:36 am on March 22nd, 2011 113

    I left CRC in Dec 81 at went to Patrick AFB, FL where I stayed until I retired in Aug 91. Went to work on the Space program in Jan 92 and have been there ever since. Went back to Korea in 2001 and 2004 or "vacation" and made side trip to CRC. What a change!!!! 2nd ID moved headquaters to CRC. Old MRC, TRC and NCMO building still there but turned over to ROKA. No old barracks remain. Torn down and multi-story barracks replaced them. Army closed down Duck Inn and forced the USAF to open new facility inside the Iron Duck Compound. Yes, they are still called the Iron Ducks!!!! What are you doing? I see from previous posts that you are in the Destin area.

  • Teresa Whitley
    10:52 am on March 22nd, 2011 114

    Bob, You couldn't have left CRC in Dec '81 cuz that was when I got there. I left 15 Dec 82. I have pics of us at Team Spirit '82 in the ASOC no less. Some day I'll get them scanned so I can share them with all. The space program!! How awesome is that?! Did you ever run into a guy by the name Charlie Chavez? He was a supply guy from Williams AFB, AZ. Worked with him there for Northrop. Just wondering.

  • Bob Gatewood
    8:54 pm on March 24th, 2011 115

    Senior moment. Departed in Dec 82. Returned to CRC in 2001 and 2004 while on vacation in ROK. Lots of changes enlisted club gone; new multistory barracks; radio and trc maintenance and NCMO building still standing but used by ROK forces. Iron Duck lounge moved to new maintenance compound on NE corner of CRC. facebook.com/ragwood49

  • Charlie L Scott sr
    6:12 am on April 6th, 2011 116

    Hi! Buddies of the 51st Signal Bn/Camp Red Clould. I served in South Korea 1974-75 CRC. I

    would appreciate any one help/assistance in locating my old Company Commander Office of the

    HQ 51st Signal, tranfered 1975 to A 51st Signal CRC. I am glad I found you guys, because I so

    happen just to hear from you all. God Bless you guys, and 51st Signal was one of the best unit I served under, and by the way I was exposured to Agent Orange. And I trying to get my claim

    off the ground. If you could help me locate my old Commander A 51st Signal Bn; I do thank you

    any way. Thank You! For service with me/before and after.

    Sincerely Yours!

    C.L. Scott sr

  • Charlie L Scott sr
    6:26 am on April 6th, 2011 117

    Hay there! I remember you both Anthony (Haskins) and Rebecca (Bakalyar Long)because Rebecca

    wanted her name on her uniform to be Bakalyar Long. Appreciate servicing with you both.

  • Rebecca Bakalyar Lon
    9:42 am on April 6th, 2011 118

    WOW! Long time, did you hang out with Tony and I? We had a GREAT TIME there! Have you heard from Tony, last I heard he was living in Glendale,Ca Good to here from you, and thanks!!

  • Charlie L Scott sr
    6:08 am on April 7th, 2011 119

    Rebecca; I didn't hang out with Tony, but I know him from the unit

    HHQ 51st Signal Bn and A 51st Signal Bn (Camp Red Cloud) Korea. See do

    this ring a bell: I was station at Ft Bragg,NC before deployed to the

    area Camp Red Cloud. I was Airbrone/27th ENG, I won a jump event in the year 1974. For the highest jump, I won $50.00 and a certificate.

    I was in the post paper. I remember you said that you remember from

    somewhere. And if you ever been to Ft Bragg. That's me too.

    Charlie L Scott sr

  • Charlie L Scott sr
    6:19 am on April 7th, 2011 120

    Rebecca, I can tell you something you may not remember. What was the Company Commander HHQ 51st Signal Bn 1974; the Company Commander

    A 51st Signal Bn. Was Capt. Gerald Phillip, and Sp/4 Bacon was the

    HHQ 51st Signal Bn Company Clerk. I can tell you where you, I test my

    mind, because I am a Grand-Daddy now. Gest what I getting old too.

    Thank God I am still here. I am hanging on/Disable Vet.

  • Teresa Whitley
    1:26 pm on April 7th, 2011 121

    For everyone that I connected to on Facebook: They dumped me for some unknown reason. Am waiting for a reply from them. Sooo…..Just thought I'd let ya'll know I didn't just disappear.

  • Charlie L. Scott sr
    12:34 am on April 8th, 2011 122

    Good more day; I am here for another day and to Rebecca. Let me

    know how you communicate/over this internet, because sometimes my

    comment be all mess up. And the words seem to jump from line to the other line. Rebecca the Army was a great deal for me. I was deployed to Germany. When I got there I was selected United States Attorney General to practice Law. Twenty-one of us took the Law Bar Exam and I

    passed 97.8, Law Bar for my state Virginia, Maryland, etc me as a Barrister/Lawyer. My first client was in Washington, DC out of the Library of Congress. My fee was $265.00 per hour/guess what I did

    study Law at Oxford University/Cambridge University(England/UK).

    I made the Masterlog#6868 at Cambridge University and that was an

    automatic Master's Degree. Within the next nine months I will being

    my studies at Oxford University, and I now been accepted to a JD degree Law Program. When became 100% disable after I left Canada and

    Nova Scotia. I did practice Law since 2004, but I will practice again in about five more years/for five more years before I am seventy.

    I have a private Medical Doctor to help with my Agent Orange condition. God have been good to me/United States' Army.

    PS I serve Fourteen years US Army/Army Reserve

    I made SGT/E5 at Ft Lewis/ETS rank SGT/E5 I always wanted to

    be a Buck SGT/and United States' Army, just letting you know

    somethings good and not everything has bad. Oh I was Esq/Lawyer

    in England 1999-2000

  • Charlie L. Scott sr
    12:40 am on April 8th, 2011 123

    I tried type the stated: I was selected by the United States Attorney

    General/ and relay to Rebecca (Long)/Becky.

  • Rebecca Bakalyar Lon
    7:41 am on April 9th, 2011 124

    You'r coming through loud and clear. I don't understand you, selected by the United States Attorney General…and relay to me for what? Who are you really? I will not acknowledge you until you have explained this to me!

  • Charlie L Scott sr
    1:32 am on April 11th, 2011 125

    Thank for you time in communication, and have a good

    day/Bless You.Last communication to Rebecca Bakalyar long………………….Thank You again/Bye!

    C.L. Scott sr

  • Mark George
    6:48 am on April 11th, 2011 126

    Well Charlie I see there are still people having a Soju Experience, good luck with your English.

  • William A. Morgan
    11:00 pm on April 12th, 2011 127

    Mark check out the link below there are a few photos from the 1983 rice bowl. Click on the photos from 1953 to 1985 they are towards the back end of the slides.

    http://qsl.net/wd4ngb/crc1.htm

  • Milton A. Chavez Jr.
    2:34 pm on April 13th, 2011 128

    Gatewood…I remember you at Patrick AFB when I was assigned to the job control under MSgt Creech who sadly passed away when he went overseas to Korea. Patrick AFB…my last assignement before leaving the USAF and taking a job with ITT in Germany. How fast the years go by. Enjoy your retirement, you earned it for sure.

  • Michael J. Brown
    7:55 pm on May 12th, 2011 129

    Raymond C. Vivian (SRA ROMAD 604th DASS 1982)(or anyone that can contact him) let him know that I would like to link up and pass along the ROMAD Song Book that was published that year. I still have an orginal copy.

  • Colleen Price
    5:44 am on May 13th, 2011 130

    Mike, check out facebook he is on there. Marty started a page for the 604 DASS allot of old timers are on there.

  • Ray Vivian
    11:19 am on May 13th, 2011 131

    Mike Brown go to facebook and send me a message.

  • Mike O'Donnell
    8:15 am on June 11th, 2011 132

    Charlie Scott- I remember you! 51st Sig from 74-75. I was 31N and I think you were a ’36C’ I just knew you as Sgt. Scott. I remember you being a nice guy at a time when there was A LOT of racial tension. I remember- Sgt.Sorden, Sgt Stewart, Sgt. Go, Cpt. Seacord, Cpt. Jones, LTC. Berti.
    Haha Those were such good times. Wish I could do it again. Out to the ville every nite. The Vegas Club, The Lucky Club. The Jumping I club on the compound. Our mantra was ‘Heaviness, Righteousness and Partyness!!!
    Solid green fatiques!!
    Write me back if you see this.

  • Rudy Estrada
    2:52 pm on June 11th, 2011 133

    I was stationed at CRC from 69-70 and was part of the military intelligence (G-2) unit and attached to Special Troops and a ROC Marine detachment, led by a ROK Captain, named what else? Kim. Made many, many friends and have since traveled back to CRC on a few occassions related to business. Things have changed dramatically but I can still make out many of the old structures. I have made contact with Col. Robert Cunningham our former CO and Lt. Bob Turner a member of our unit. I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who may have served during that time. My former address was I believe, HHC, I Corps (Special Troops), ICST. My email address is: rudolph@estradagy.com

  • Errol Hebert
    5:35 pm on June 11th, 2011 134

    Hi, I was stationed with the 604th DASS from 74 to 77. I worked in the ground radio shop on the TSC-15 van and sometimes on the radioes on the MRC 108 jeeps. I remember one time we had an IG inspection from PACAF, and the entire LEAP team managed to set up and maintain communications in the pouring rain. Later I was stationed with one of the LT Cols from that team, and I asked him if he was really impressed with any base during any inspection. He told me that once in Korea he witnessed the hardest working folks he has ever seen. They were working day and night in ankle deep water to keep things working. I told him I was part of that group and he thought it was quite a coincidence that we should meet again. His name was Lt Col Darrell Ellis.

  • Tank
    11:19 am on June 23rd, 2011 135

    I was @ the 604th back in ’89-’90, with a short tour to Thailand in the middle (Operation Cobra Gold). Only remember half the time there – the other half I was more than likely inebriated. The year there is still one of my best memories.

  • tony
    12:32 pm on June 27th, 2011 136

    Looking for anyone that was stationed in 51st signal Batt, co D in 1967-1968
    and again, A company 1969-1971

  • David (Andy) Anderson
    8:45 am on June 29th, 2011 137

    51st signal 70 -71

  • David (Andy) Anderson
    9:05 am on June 29th, 2011 138

    You can reach me at 509-951-4926

  • Michael Batchler
    3:23 pm on July 6th, 2011 139

    I was in the 604 DASS in the TSC-60 shop, then moved to Job Control. I was there the first time from 81-85, then back in 89-90. Moved to Camp Casey 90-92, then to Osan till 95 when I retired. Loved CRC the best.

  • Jim McGrath
    3:49 pm on July 6th, 2011 140

    Keep reading posts of the “infamous” Dass toga party. If it was the one in 1986, here is a link to it. A good time was had by all!!

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1235888161#!/photo.php?fbid=1775317942834&set=t.1235888161&type=1&theater

  • Tim Schulz (84 - 87)
    3:51 pm on July 6th, 2011 141

    Batch!!

  • Michael Batchler
    7:53 pm on July 6th, 2011 142

    I’m on facebook. Look me up. There’s also a group there for the 604 DASS! Good to here from you!

  • Jim McGrath(86-87)
    3:23 pm on July 7th, 2011 143

    Lets try the ol’ toga picture again.

    http://s1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff507/alwazmt/?action=view&current=Dass10001.jpg

  • Tim Schulz (84 - 87)
    3:26 pm on July 7th, 2011 144

    That night was a blast!

  • Jim McGrath(86-87)
    4:57 pm on July 7th, 2011 145

    Tim,
    I couldn’t quite place the face until I saw one of your other pictures. I remeber you, now. How goes the battle? Did you make it into the toga pic?
    I was at CRC from spring 86 – spring 87. In fact I am in the softball picture you have posted. I am on the far left without a uni….I had just got to DASS.

  • Tim Schulz (84 - 87)
    5:48 pm on July 7th, 2011 146

    The battle is good; looking forward to retirement :-) You? No, I didn’t make it into the pic but definitely remember the night! Good times back then.

  • ken smith
    1:50 pm on October 5th, 2011 147

    I was stationed at RCR in 74-75. I was a medic. I was attached to a small camp in Kimpo op for 9 of my 12 months. Things are a bit different now-a-days. My youngest son has been assigned to Camp Casey. He is home for a few days and leaves for Korea 10/10/11. I know he is in for a great experience. Where are the cold Q-hut we sleep in?

  • Eric cowherd
    5:49 am on October 24th, 2011 148

    was stationed@Crc 85-86 loved my time there was in 5th sig lot of good people i worked with hope they are well left in august 86.

  • Tom Parette (81/82)
    9:32 am on November 7th, 2011 149

    It is neat to run across this site and the Facebook group for the 604 DASS. I was stationed there from 9/81 – 9/82 and remember many of the names in this forum. Looking back, that year was a wonderful experience.

  • Robert L Rode
    3:48 pm on November 10th, 2011 150

    I was stationed at Camp Jackson a few miles from CRC in 1971-part of ’72. Camp Red Cloud was the “big city” to us and I had many a wild ride through Seoul delivering documents. I always wondered if that football field was actually where part of the movie “MASH” was filmed. I was sent home early – voluntary Army implemented.

  • Gary "Pete" Rose
    9:29 am on November 17th, 2011 151

    Jim McGrath, Thanks for the Toga picture. I am next to Joe with the leaves on my head. This is Pete from the 604 DASS MRC-108 group in 1986.I have a few other shots of that night and many more from nights in the ville. I will scan some and post them for the group.

    Sorry to hear about Grady folks.

    Y’all remember “604 DASS Does the Phillipines”? What a great TDY! Frank Ramsey and Dave Meade, you still have the video? It is a classic (and somewhat incriminating in a good way ;-).

    We extended the Toga party concept to Angeles City with much success.

    My first night at CRC I was introduced to Soju by the Romads and fell and got a huge strawberry on my face. Great intro to my new unit!

    Hello Joe Miller, Frank, Cuck, Big Ernie, Blank, Dave Meade, Paul Metzger, Walski, Rich McDonough, Pollock, et al….hope life has treated you well!

  • Terry Kasper
    11:45 am on November 25th, 2011 152

    OMG I remember a ton of you guys. Chuck Burnham, Our softball teams catcher, Tim, Gary, Eric Matt Miller was our 1st baseman, Grady was our coach(great guy, sorry to hear about him RIP Grady! I would’ve loved to talked to him again. Such great times. I still have my “regular guy” shirt with the RG embroidered on the pocket. Oh those beans! Dam we had some great times. Find me on FB you guys!

  • Terry Kasper
    11:54 am on November 25th, 2011 153

    Just checked out the toga party pic. I’m there. Bottom left. What a blast that was! I was there in 85-86. I’ll see what I have for pics and post.

  • Frank Ramsey
    11:00 pm on November 28th, 2011 154

    Gary, it’s good to hear from you! Are you on facebook? There is a 604 DASS page on FB too.

  • rafa morones
    10:08 pm on December 12th, 2011 155

    Hello their my name is morones I was in CRC from 86-87 in A Co.304th Sig is it still their.

  • Tony Ratagick (80-81)
    2:58 pm on December 22nd, 2011 156

    Reading with interest all of the DASS folks here. Anyone remember 2nd/71st ADA. Across the street from your barracks as I recall – we were in the old quonsut huts, DASS had the nice brick buildings (typical Army/Air Force thing). Anyone remember playing flag football? We had a nasty game between DASS and ADA – got a little out of hand. I remember the 777 Club – and a few others. I remember the front gate used to post the clubs with high reports of STDs so we could make “informed” choices about our activities off post. Also used to work up on “Radar Hill” – anyone else remember that?

  • Gary "Pete" Rose
    3:45 pm on December 22nd, 2011 157

    Here are a few more shots of the DASS Fish Tailers in Jackson Square!

    http://s1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/gmo420/

  • Gary "Pete" Rose
    11:04 am on December 23rd, 2011 158

    This is a complete page scan of the 1986 604 DASS yearbook that I found posted online.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/romaddotcom/4259425721/in/photostream/

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

  • Jim McGrath
    10:38 am on February 11th, 2012 159

    Gray Rose………holy shit!
    I do remember your “incriminating” video from the PI. Boy did we run hard on those 2 trips to the PI. The last trip, I almost missed the flight back to CRC……

  • Jim McGrath(86-87)
    1:54 pm on February 11th, 2012 160

    Gary(Not Gray as in my last post),
    Here is a picture of you on guard duty during one of our deployments. I know I slept better knowing you were guarding me.. ;o)

    http://s1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff507/alwazmt/?action=view&current=scan0001.jpg

  • robert monroe
    2:19 am on March 9th, 2012 161

    was at red cloud oct 66- may 68.em mess hall,hq btry 2/71st arty.

  • Rob "OB" O'Brien
    11:04 am on April 1st, 2012 162

    Just looked at the toga party…Wow that brought back some good times. Terry, the 1st baseman was Tim Walsh -Romad big lefty. In that picture, Decarlo, PK Rudolph,Paul Foreman, Jelly..Matty Miller, Stu-Rat like I said alot of good times.

  • Jim McGrath(86-87)
    7:44 pm on April 5th, 2012 163

    Right you are on Walsh, Rob. Go to this site and there is a picture of you batting and a picture of Kasper making a throw to Walsh.

    http://s1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff507/alwazmt/?action=view&current=scan0002.jpg

  • Jim McGrath(86-87)
    7:45 pm on April 5th, 2012 164

    There’s some other good pics from our era on FB…..The DASS Facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/122989344447233/

  • John Bailey
    10:32 am on April 8th, 2012 165

    CRC was my 3rd tour in the ROK 88-89. I was the CFA Commander’s (Gen Burba) pilot that trip. 1st trip was at Camp Laguadia with the 128th Avn (Tomahawks) and the second was at Camp Stanley with B/4/7 Cav (Mad Dog).
    Favorite misdeeds – taking “observers” on training flights into the Buffer Zone to see North Korea, and Night P-73 training missions that include the engineer landing pad in Inchon for fresh Sea Food and picking up the nurses at H201 for our CAV Parties.

    Retired in ’93 after 24 years, always thought of going back “one last time” – Jackson Circle, the “ville”, the subway to Seoul, the train to Daejon, but as of now, haven’t got around to it.

  • Nat Kibble
    11:16 am on April 25th, 2012 166

    I was in the 60th DASS starting Feb, 1979 until Dec 1979. Just missed the golf balls getting shot out of the cannon. I was in the MRC 108 shop and had a good time. I can’t really remember much as it was too long ago. Do remember a pig roast and a duck walk into the town.

  • Angelo Gonzalez ( Gonzo )
    4:53 pm on May 4th, 2012 167

    I do remember you Joe Miller from CRC, wow over 24 years now from when I was there. Did see a few members in Saudi Arabia back in 94 before I retired. Now working as a branch manager for a paint store and getting old.

  • Bob Mckinzey
    9:18 pm on May 14th, 2012 168

    1966-67,51st Signal, Comp “C”,Mess Sgt,this was my 2nd tour there,First was with RYCON,we were ship from Korea to Okanawa to set up on the B-29 Air Base, Migs had scrap the base,Quad 50s, and tow 40s,We live in CP tents,truck us to chow and Showers.There for 2 years,22 days,I retired Sept 30, 1975.E-9, 26 years,I got a taste of Vietnam, 1970-71, 11ACR.

  • ralph dalton
    7:21 am on May 23rd, 2012 169

    cold bud? who said cold bud?

  • Tim Schulz
    12:50 pm on May 23rd, 2012 170

    I’ll take some of that!

  • Frank Ramsey
    7:38 am on May 24th, 2012 171

    Hey Ralph!
    How have you been? You should join us on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/groups/122989344447233/

  • Pat Elkins
    1:48 pm on June 15th, 2012 172

    Man that place looks different today. I was stationed with the 3rd MP Detachment there from 1984-85. We had open bay barracks, no air conditioners…just a fan. Good memories though…seems like a lifetime ago. I looked up both generals I guarded as part of an SRT team. General Wurman and I forget the other guys name. Both passed on. Good to see they spruced the place up a bit. That was good duty there. I went from Ft. Polk, La to CRC. Those were the days.

  • James Cavel
    7:39 pm on June 23rd, 2012 173

    My name is Ronda Cavel, my husband served at 59th AVN at Camp Red Cloud from March 1966 thru April 1967. He now has stage 4 lung cancer in both lungs. I am trying to find out about any chemical spraying, just before these dates and during these dates. Also would like to find any of his buddies that served during this same time period.

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    11:04 am on June 29th, 2012 174

    Those of you that served on CRC in the 1950s or 1960s may find the below link of interest:

    http://rokdrop.com/2012/06/28/filmmaker-looking-to-interview-us-rok-military-veterans-for-documentary/

  • Charlie Magill
    11:21 am on June 29th, 2012 175

    I was a romad at CRC in 80′ when it was the 19th TASS. Remember runnin the ville, going on “navs” out in the countryside to find the best makli house and filling up 5 gal jerry cans of the stuff, bringing it back to the barracks and having to keep letting the gas out to keep the can from exploding. “Allegedly” set up some trip smoke grenades around camp (spent 30 days confined to base for that) which got Col Noe in some trouble, I still feel bad about that. Guess I was young and stupid. Going on missions with the ROK FAC’s and all the while getting treated like kings. Good times. Suprised I lived thru it.

  • WILLIAM SKROCKI
    5:34 pm on July 2nd, 2012 176

    I was at CRC in 1957 and 1958 serving in the Army Security Agency. There were no paved roads or sidewalks between Uijongbu and Seoul. We lived in quanset huts and it was bitter cold. Feel free to contact me if you served around the same time. Took R & R to Tokyo with Bob Flynn and Wayne Kinkaid.

  • Jim
    11:39 pm on August 1st, 2012 177

    I was stationed at the 55th MP Company in a compound near Camp Red Cloud in 1960-61. Do you have any information on what happened to the camp?

  • dennis fogg
    9:21 am on September 8th, 2012 178

    i was with the 168th med batt at camp mosier in 1964 i was the currier one of my duties was to go camp red cloud

  • joe- eulogo cervantes
    11:30 pm on September 23rd, 2012 179

    hello i was checking out earth google and happen to find this site .. wow mark george charlie magill gene hasse .. i was station crc in 79 80 those were some crazy times for me i was surprized to see names that i recognize,remembering at a romad party some one BA the MP,S did some crazy stuff , coming back to the barracks practicing TKO with john bartman on signs and got throw in jail, fun times its nice to see people are still around some of us have passed i heard, mark george it was good times at davis monthan after ward ,,air force didnt care about my wild ways though ,, what about bo ellis

  • Charlie Magill
    3:08 pm on September 24th, 2012 180

    Hey Joe,

    Yeah, you were there when I arrived. You were always eating Jalepenos like candy. Yes, I remember “Sparky” John Bartman. He was a crazy SOB. The other names sound familiar but cannot remember. Have not kept in contact with anyone since PCS out from Colorado Springs. Good to hear some are still around.

  • JR Paisley
    10:17 pm on September 24th, 2012 181

    Hey Charlie, were you at DM in 79? That was my last stop before getting out. Came there from CRC

  • Charlie Magill
    3:32 pm on September 25th, 2012 182

    JR,
    Yes, I was. I remember you. I bought the yellow 73 VW from you. It wasn’t the best deal I have ever made, but it got me around for a while before crc. Man that was a long time ago. It’s good to here from people from back then. Hope things are going well for you. Joe Cervantes is on here, you maybe knew him from crc before you left. Anyway, that place has left a lasting imprint on me. I never had so much fun. Later.

  • Brian C.
    5:42 pm on October 21st, 2012 183

    Spent Oct ’71 to Feb ’72 at 125th Med. The DA Msg on 12-11-71 that made so many of us short-timers was the best holiday present I ever had.

    CRC beat Fort Polk. I’ll give it that.

  • Angelo ( Gonzo ) Gonzalez
    6:16 pm on December 11th, 2012 184

    Rob “OB” O’Brien! Great to see you on here…from Gonzo! Been trying to contact Jimbo…Jim Wilson TACP

  • Rob "OB" O'Brien
    8:35 am on December 12th, 2012 185

    Gonzo, long time my friend. Try the Romad locator, should be someone on there to help you out.
    I’ve been trying to get in touch with “SAX” Aaron Santos, for awhile now. I talk alot with Chuck “BERT’ Burnham, be good, ttl

  • Angelo ( Gonzo ) Gonzalez
    6:06 pm on December 24th, 2012 186

    Merry Christmas to all my DASS amigo’s and TY OB.

  • Joe diaz
    12:29 am on December 30th, 2012 187

    I was there 70 – 73, with 3rd MP Det!

  • Brian Christensen
    3:00 am on December 30th, 2012 188

    You recall an MP named Shaver? He was one of them who used to help OD’d druggies into the 125th Med for initial detox. He used to come in and BS with the docs once in a while. He’d just gotten married stateside before he came over to the Land of the Morning Calm.

  • Spec-4 Nielsen
    8:56 am on March 1st, 2013 189

    Was there in 77-78. I was assigned to CRC, buy slept at a compound near Dobongson. It was the 696 EOD unit’s base.
    The taxi drivers called it UK-KY-UK (696)
    We weren’t attached to the EOD company, but were an air defense unit and we had live ordenance. I suppose that disqualified us from staying at CRC. I never figured that out..
    It was small, but a great compound with an outstanding mess hall, a little movie theatre, and an NCO club.
    Korea was a great place to spend a year. Dominic, Mike, Rodney, if any of you read this please respond.

  • dean mott
    6:44 pm on March 18th, 2013 190

    I was at CRC all of 1967. What happened to Rosa’s Cantina? I Corps and 8th Army used to be at Red Cloud. I must be getting old.

  • CYNTHIA KRANK
    4:12 am on March 23rd, 2013 191

    Hello Angelo,I hope when you recognize my name, you will not pass out. I have been looking everywhere for you. I am very happy to know that you are doing well. I am on facebook if you would like to contact me. Take care, Cyndi (SJAFB/LAFB)

  • Cynthia Krank(aka McCrary)
    4:33 am on April 1st, 2013 192

    Does anyone on this feed know if Angelo “Gonzo” Gonzalez was stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC during the mid to late 1980s? I was stationed with someone by that name and I am wondering if he is the same person. If so, I would like to get in touch with him. Need your help. C.Krank(aka C.McCrary)

  • mark m. smith/smithy
    8:13 pm on April 12th, 2013 193

    I can’t tell you how big a grin to my face to read all this, those were the best years of my life.
    juantiabrownhaynes@yahoo.com

  • Teresa Whitley
    1:08 pm on April 14th, 2013 194

    @Mark M. Smith… Hey How’s it going?… Probably don’t remember me by my name as everyone called me Peaches. Had to go through the yearbook to put a face to your name. Not only did I find you but, you had signed it as well. There’s an Iron Duck site on facebook with many more that you may remember. Lots of pictures, too. Hope to see you there!!

  • Joseph (Joe) Kirk
    9:54 am on May 2nd, 2013 195

    I just found this site and enjoyed some o the comments and experiences but it is also disheartening to discover that all of the ones I read was from 1976 up and none I noticed from 1971-1972 which is when I was stationed there. I was there for only about 3 months (summer) and then transferred to Yong Sang 21st finance. I was stationed at CRC to help with transferring all military personnel information to what we called 5 cards so that their pay information could be translated to computer generated files and no longer had to be typed up for each soldier by manual typewriters. I made a few friends in that short stay at CRC. One on post club and no other entertainment except in the Ville outside the gate. That could be a dangerous trip in those days.

  • Eric Harris
    1:02 pm on May 5th, 2013 196

    Smitty! OB! Gerryericaz@aol.com…give me a shout and we’ll catch up!

  • Michael J. Brown
    3:15 pm on May 5th, 2013 197

    Eric Harris. I still have the Offical 604th DASS “Ville” Debriefing Sheet, sorry I forgot to turn it in when I left.

  • Tim Schulz
    8:32 am on May 6th, 2013 198

    Any way you can post the debriefing sheet? I would love to see it again! ~ Tim

  • David George (84-85)
    10:13 am on May 22nd, 2013 199

    Hey fellow 604 DASS’ers, I just stumbled on this site and was plesantly surprised to recognize a few of the names. Tim Schultz, I definitely remember you and the red moped. I went through my yearbook and just looked at a picture of you on it. I was in the computer maintenance group and one of the guys I got to know pretty well was Mark Rice. I believe he married a Korean and I often wonder what he is up to. If anybody knows how to get in touch with Mark please let me know.

    Take care,

  • Joe Colonel
    6:24 pm on May 23rd, 2013 200

    I was stationed at CRC, with the 604th DASS, 1979 – 1980. Had some wonderful times during my tour. I arrived at CRC in October, during the time Park Chong Hee, the President, was assassinated. We deployed, to “do our thing”, and was out in the field, when Winter set in, and you all know how cold it gets in Korea. An interesting event occurred during our 2nd night, Slicky boy came to the site, and got away with over $17,000 of cash and merchandise, as reported later by the Army CID. Fortunately, no lives were lost, we were boned tired from all the manual labor that occurred during the day, and into the evening hours prior to beddown. I too have since retired, and will always cherish the wonder times spent at CRC. By the way, the Duck March was the bomb. Like to here from fellow DASS stationed at CRC during my tenure.

  • Eugene Hasse
    6:34 am on May 24th, 2013 201

    To Joe. I was there at the same time as you. I spent almost all my time in the gym but I was along with those who were deployed that night. Scary on the drive back seeing the dynamite being taken back out from under the tank trap bridges.

  • Tim Schulz
    12:22 pm on May 24th, 2013 202

    Hey David! Nice hearing from you. Yeah… I miss that moped to this day :-) There’s a FaceBook page for the DASS out there @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/122989344447233/469457656467065/

  • Angelo Gonzalez
    4:33 pm on July 2nd, 2013 203

    Hello Cynthia, I knew someone with your name but I wasn’t stationed at SJAFB, but was TDY there in the 80′s. I spent most of my stateside in FL…Homestead, Patrick and Cape, Hubert Field and Macdill.

  • Ross Hamilton
    9:32 pm on August 13th, 2013 204

    TDY to Red Cloud in fall of 1967 from Camp Page in ChunChon to play football for I Corps team. Historical photos above show football field and stands for spectators. Great duty-practice in early morning and late afternoon and games on Sunday. Had our own barracks and lots of free time. Anyone recall the games there against 7th ID, 2nd ID and 8th Army Support Command? FYI, great Armed Forces Korea site hosted by Ken Leighty you should all visit: koreaatourofduty.com.

  • Steve Klein
    10:06 am on August 16th, 2013 205

    I remember many people in 604 DASS “COLD BUD” ralph Dalton, scotty shepard, mike brown, matt woro, I worked as a bartender in the iron duck lounge i was there from jun 81 to jun 82. Climbed the mountain peak outside uijoingbu, we wired up 4 smoke pops to a timer with a prc 77 battery to trigger.went back to the bottom and watched from scottys apartment. What a time!I left and came to langley in hampton, VA and never left here.

  • Dean Mott
    4:45 pm on August 16th, 2013 206

    I was stationed at Red Cloud all of 1967. Saw most of the football games and don’t remember too much except for someone kicking a 50 or 55 yard field goal for I Corps. It was a low line drive with wind behind it and I was amazed it was good.

  • Michael Brown
    4:48 pm on August 16th, 2013 207

    Steve,
    If I remember correctly it was timed to go off at retreat! Also I remember you sending us a picture of yourself on a Harley when you got back to the States.

  • Steve Klein
    9:06 am on August 17th, 2013 208

    Yea I bought a 53 panhead with all the money I saved running habatchi grills and such from the BX! HAHA Scotty visited me in Hampton in 84 when he got out, lost touch with most. I remember hiking in the mountains with you and scotty, you carrying the backpack that weighed alot, us holding you as we crossed a narrow path so you wouldn’t fall off the mountain..frigging crazy times but I loved it. I Don’t have the balls to do crazy stuff like that anymore!

  • Steve Klein
    9:10 am on August 17th, 2013 209

    vaseline, tasters choice coffee, shampoo,conditioner,cocoa, spam, cigs , beer liquor, cans of black pepper, the ration list HAHA

  • Arthur Turza
    10:55 pm on August 22nd, 2013 210

    Hello All

    It’s a pleasure to read of your blogs from the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s. I was the one SM’s hated, especially after curfew (2008 – 2012). I was one of several MP D/SGT, and later became your Area I Physical Security Inspector for your arms room.

    Those of you that were there anytime within the last 50-plus years, you should remember Jimmy Chu, owner of the VFW club outside CRC front gate. If you know Jimmy, you would know that there are two kinds of people in the world, “A Good MF, and a Bad MF.” Jimmy Chu just celebrated his 73rd birthday, August 17, 1940, and is still alive and kicking.

    “Fighting 55th! Always Forward.!!!”

  • Don Caylor
    8:27 am on September 16th, 2013 211

    It’s great to read entires from the 80′s & 90′s. I was in the 604 DASS 84-85, started in the MRC Shop, got dragged to the “Drop” 60-Van Shop. Put the 60 van back together since most of it was in boxes, finaly got it to DEPOT then back to the MRC Shop. Had a great time at CRC, met some good folks, some crazy ones (as memory serves mostly ROMADS, shouldn’t be a shocker, buit still good people). Still in contact with a couple of guys (Eddie Gilbert and Tompson).

  • Richard Degnan
    3:54 pm on October 12th, 2013 212

    I was stationed at CRC July ’58 -July ’59. I was assigned to The 4th FDS (Finance). We worked in quansit huts. We did “payroll” manually…before computers. Everything was in quansit huts…where we lived, shower room, PX, movie, gym, mess hall, even the EM Club “The Butterfly Club”. Spent many a drunk nite there. Drinks were cheap. I really miss the good times in CRC.

  • Bill Skrocki
    6:24 pm on October 12th, 2013 213

    I was in the ASA at CRC from July 1957 to Oct. 1958. Would love to hear from others who served in that time period.

  • Judge and Jury
    7:40 pm on October 12th, 2013 214

    212,213,
    Bill and Richard,
    And the good stories keep coming from you guys – truly awesome.
    There’s still a few random Quonset huts on CRC, can you believe it? One is behind the AAFES Retail Mall, and it has been a Laundromat for as long as I can remember, back to ’88. They just renovated it, and family members who now are authorized to accompany their military sponsor put the new washers and dryers to good use – not to mention a fair amount of retirees living in the area. Another Quonset hut cluster is on the way up to the CRC Bunker, on the road that parallels the creek running through post. These huts hold the MWR Marketing folks, and also the 607th Weather Squadron. These huts really show their age on the outside, but I think several layers of fiberglass coating have been sprayed on them over the years, and even though they are green and black with lots of mold, they are still standing and in use. Other Quonset huts exist for many units, including Civilian Personnel, ROK staff, Katusa Staff, and various maintenance and Department of Public Works. But the majority of CRC is modernized, and it has the 2ID Museum, which a treasure in itself, and exceptionally well maintained.
    Take care Old Timers! You paved the way and held the line.

  • Dale Zimmerman
    11:01 am on October 16th, 2013 215

    At CRC with 604 DASS ’78-80, I was chief clerk in the Orderly Room. This website brings back many memories. Great duty working with awesome guys! Now retired from AF and GSA, life is good. Thanks for the memories.

  • George Casablanca
    3:25 pm on December 27th, 2013 216

    Wow! This really makes me feel old! I was stationed in CRC from ’73 to ’76 (HHB 2Bn 71st ADA) back when it was the headquarters of I Corp Group. Back then just about everything was in quonset huts! The picture with the Santa asking for your trip ticket – I remember that! That was in the winter of 1973 when the Saudi oil embargo was in full swing. It looks like the place sure has changed in the past 40 years!

  • William(Bill) McCartt
    2:42 pm on January 22nd, 2014 217

    It’s been a long time (’62-’63)since I was in Uijongbu with the 51st Signal Bn. I served as Battalion Adjutant/S-1 the entire time mostly under Lt/Col Mark. That town sure has changed since then! What a difference 50 years make.

  • Joe Colonel
    5:09 pm on January 22nd, 2014 218

    Hello Dale Zimmerman. I remembered you from the Orderly Room. I worked next door to you in the Ops/Intel building, along with the ROKAF. Good to here from you. Take care, and keep posting.

  • dennis fogg
    11:01 am on January 24th, 2014 219

    bill mccartt I was at camp mosier in 1964 about 3 miles from CRC, if I remember correctly paved roads were few and far between, tallest building in uijongbu was three or four stories

  • Ron Mate
    3:13 pm on January 24th, 2014 220

    Spent better part of 63 at CRC and lived at CO A 51st Sig about a mile away.
    Taksan memories of that place. Would like to hear from any of the guys still
    Alive. My son is there now and sent me pictures of my old digs. WOW !!
    What a change.
    Ron “Buddah” Mate

  • Greg Stone
    8:52 pm on January 29th, 2014 221

    I worked in AG front office as I Corps awards and decorations clerk from Jan. ’69 to Jan. 70. Anyone out there work in the same neighborhood at that time?

  • Rudy Estrada
    2:08 am on January 30th, 2014 222

    To Greg Stone, I was the S2 at I Corps (ICST) from Aug 69-Sept 70. We must have crossed paths. I was also awarded the ARCOM so I suspect it came through your office, best wishes, Rudy.

  • Michael J Brown
    11:54 pm on February 4th, 2014 223

    Tossing a “few” beers and looking some older photos of deployments of the 604th DASS, 81-82. Remember the ROMAD Song Book? Scotty, Steve Klein, Ramsey, Matt, O Rourke, Eric Harris AKA Slut Commando? Ray Vivian, Peaches and The White Dog, Muttley? I have some pictures and can scan them to post if anyone remembers…..The Duck Walk, or We Hold Our Own? I still have not filled out the Ville Debrief Sheet, just ask Eric Harris!

  • Jim Truman
    4:17 pm on February 20th, 2014 224

    During my first tour in Korea from 1978-1981 at Osan AB, I went TDY to CRC several times for TRC-97 training with the 604th DASS, that’s when I first encountered a Duck March, fun times. I also recall Oscar duels as well. During my second tour in Korea from 1982-1985 I was stationed at CRC with the 604th DASS from 1982-1983, then back to Osan AB from 1983-1985. I always had fun times at the Trip and the other bars in Jackson Circle. It is too bad the kids today cannot let their hair down with the chicks as we did back then. My final tour in Korea was from 1996-1997 at Camp Humphreys, but it was quit tame due to all the rule changes in country. Korea will always be a smile on my face that my wife will never understand. I retired as a SMSgt in 2005.

  • TERRY KOEN
    3:48 pm on March 23rd, 2014 225

    Was stationed here in 1963 with the 51st signal, company B. Spent most of the year on Albany VHF site up on a hill behind CRC. Went back this past summer after 50 years, what a change. Managed to get permission to be escorted onto CRC for some pictures and then hiked the hill up to the VHF site. Its now manned by the South Korean military and they turned me back about a 1/2 mile from the site . Just as well, my 69 year old body was having a tough time with that walk.

  • Dale Zimmerman
    6:06 pm on March 24th, 2014 226

    Thanks for remembering me Joe Colonel but after checking my yearbook I could not find your picture. Perhaps you arrived just prior to my rotation to Barksdale AFB? But the name Jeff Wimmer rings a bell. Sorry Joe, please clue me in. My Korean bride and I just celebrated our 35th anniversary last week. After 31 years we returned to Korea in 2011 for a 10-day coach tour of the peninsula and a tour of Bangkok. Korea is totally different than it was in 78-80!

  • Joe Colonel
    1:29 am on March 27th, 2014 227

    As stated, I worked for LTCol Jacobs. SSgt Jefferson also worked in the office with us. One of the Rokaf soldier name was Sgt Han (nee). LtCol Anzovino (nee) was the Commander. Yes, I was there during your tenure, arriving weeks before the South Korean president was assassinated (Oct 79). Used to be a courier driver to and from Osan. Waynes Boedecker trained all on Rought Terrain driving, etc. Talley Ho!

  • Dennis P. Rylel
    3:22 pm on April 16th, 2014 228

    Hi out there. I was at CRC in 73-74. I was with I Corps Artillery. Than the 51st. Anybody out there at that time? I remember frequenting the Vegas Club in Uijongbu. Like to hear from you. :cool:

  • Mike Finley
    2:25 pm on June 10th, 2014 229

    I was at CRC from the end of 1967 to part of 1968 with 4th Finance. I was a benchwarmer on the 4th Finance/10th APU basketball team and also hit the golf course a couple of times. Those were wild times.

  • Tom DeRosa
    7:20 am on August 3rd, 2014 230

    I was At Camp Red Cloud from May 1969 to June 1970, first the EM mess and then the Officers Mess and finally The Gym as the Spec 4 In Charge.
    Great Duty and lots of funny memories. Miss all the guys Hope all is good.
    I have also problems with possible AO medical, will get tested asap.
    Guys I can remember: Stoddard, Schneider, Luttrell Sigler, Johnson, Manns
    Gray, Foreman. There was a great band that played all over the base.
    Tom D

  • Doyle Keefer
    11:35 am on August 11th, 2014 231

    I was stationed at CRC from ’64 to ’65. I was in the 59th Avn Co. (Red Cloud Flight). I crewed one of the Beavers (U-6) and we crashed it just shortly before I rotated. We were flying sky divers off of one of the ROK fields just north of Uijongbu. I really enjoyed my tour over there and would like to hear from anyone who was there at the same time. Would like to see any pics you may have from then, especially of the flight line and the FW aircraft. I am trying to reconstruct my aircraft from back then into an RC Model and my ex-wife destroyed all of my pictures. Also if anyone knows where there is a historical page of the 59th, I would appreciate it too….

    Thanks Loads
    Lee (dropped the Doyle with the ex)

 

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