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A Pictorial History of Camp Stanley, South Korea

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I have seen some of the veteran sites out there that offer old photographs of Korea but Bruce Richard’s site is the best archive of old photographs of USFK facilities I have seen yet. Using Bruce’s picture archives I present a pictorial history of Camp Stanley:

For those that have been stationed at Camp Stanley before, the above image of tent city is starkly different from what has been built on the camp today. Not only is the camp extremely different but so is the terrain because Suraksan Mountain in the background looks completely deforested compared to the thickly forested slopes of the mountain today.

In this aerial photo from 1955 the rice paddies that still surround the camp to this day can be seen:

This next image from 1961 shows how much development took place in less then 10 years with all the tents replace with quonset huts and other permanent buildings:

This next image shows a 1964 image of the “ville” adjacent to Camp Stanley:

The first real barracks built on Camp Stanley with some of these barracks still visible today were constructed in 1970:

Here is what the front gate of Camp Stanley looked like in 1975:

Here is an image of Camp Stanley from the 1980′s:

The large quonset hut building in the picture above was what was used as the Camp Stanley PX until the new facility was opened in 2005. Needless to say the new PX was a huge upgrade compared to the old one.

Here is an aerial picture of what Camp Stanley looks like today:

In the above aerial image you can see Camp Stanley in the middle of the image while Stanleyville is the area with the blue roofed buildings on the left. The Uijongbu Prison can be seen on the right side of the picture. The fields of rice that could be seen in the earlier images, like I said before are still visible today around Camp Stanley and are worked by the prisoners housed at the correctional facility.

Finally here is one last image of the current Camp Stanley front gate:

I hope everyone enjoyed this quick pictorial history of Camp Stanley which it appears the camp’s days are numbered depending on the success of the USFK transformation plan ever happening. With the current Korean governmental delay games it is probably an even bet that Camp Stanley will probably be operating for another decade or more.

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Note: Make sure to check out the complete archives available on Bruce Richard’s site because I just cherried picked some of the best photos to create this pictorial history with. There are literally hundreds of great photos on the site definitely worth checking out.

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  • DunkinDokdo
    9:26 am on August 26th, 2008 1

    I've been in that prison. :lol:

  • 2ID_Sapper
    3:16 pm on August 26th, 2008 2

    Don't know if you have already posted on this or not, but i was poking around on the official Dongducheon website (English version) and it had old photos of the surrounding areas of Dongducheon… kind of interesting to check out.

    http://www.ddc21.net/_foreign/eng/m02/a02_b06_c01

    There are links to black and white photos in the lower right on the webpage

  • Dude
    4:38 pm on August 26th, 2008 3

    Thanks for the memories, my heart is in Stanley. My first Korean Tour was in 1984, I had such a great time there. I wish I could find some old friends, both Soldiers and KATUSAs alike. It was a great place to be.

  • Rob
    1:37 am on August 27th, 2008 4

    I've hiked that mountain in the background of the pics at least fifty times, was at Stanley for three years back in the early 90's.

  • kevin moran
    5:17 am on August 28th, 2008 5

    Spent May-Sept 1984 with D co 702 maint.Fun times at stanley days and tring not to fall into turtle traps after a trip into the ville.

  • Rob
    5:48 am on August 28th, 2008 6

    Kevin, if I'm not mistaken those are D Co 702 MB's barracks in the 5th picrure up.

  • Cloying_odor
    2:05 pm on August 28th, 2008 7

    Lots of talk of moving the NCO Academy from Cp. Jackson to here.

    And when ye shall hear of base closings and rumours of base closings, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

  • Rob
    7:30 am on August 29th, 2008 8

    ROTFL Cloying_Odor!!!!! :lol:

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  • allen tumminello
    4:17 am on February 12th, 2009 10

    Grew up at camp stanley, arrived there when I was 17, in 1977, left in oct 79. was assigned to the 552 signal co. we provided phone service and worked in the TOC ( Tacital operations Center)Until this week my memories of korea have always been rual. Boy what a change in the past 30 years. South korea and its major city are more complex than New York City. Sad that North Korea cant say that. Seen wee they closed camp indian down. we would walk over there (monaday) and have a bee or two at there EM/NCO/officers clubs

    allen tumminello

    alma ark

  • Baker
    10:24 am on May 3rd, 2009 11

    C Co 2nd AMC 90-91, good times…most vivid memories of my life.

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  • Bob McElroy
    2:26 pm on June 17th, 2009 13

    I served at Camp Stanley from March 1978-79. My first Army tour and an eventful one. Great little post, Uijong-bu was a great city to visit and the old Million Dollar Club (we called it the Moolah dollah club) was our favorite hangout. Thanks for bringing back some good memories.

  • David Arnold
    11:24 pm on June 19th, 2009 14

    I was stationed at Camp Stanley 7/1979-7/1981. I was in B 1st Bn 38th FA. My first year was as a Section Chief for the M 102 Howitzer. The 2nd year I was the Bn Reenlistment NCO. I really enjoyed my tour. Steel behind the rock!! The finest soldiers were stationed there. Where is 1st Sgt Gary Ponder? How about Sgt Bryant? How about SFC Sewell? Anyone assigned to the 1st Bn 38th FA contact me at http://www.akron112@aol.com I live in Akron, Ohio.

  • LeRoy Moon
    1:46 am on June 25th, 2009 15

    I loved Korea 1963 TO 1964 it was slow place and the girls were grate

  • William Morgan
    1:21 am on July 18th, 2009 16

    I was at Stanley in 1969 with the 633rd Engr Co L.E. What happened to them. I can not find out a thing. I've looked every place on line trying to find an old unit crest " Black Unicorns ". If any one can point me in the right direction I would be greatful. I retired in 88 and found out five years later Agent Orange got me I went to Nam after I left Korea. Old soldier trying to go home.

    Thanks for any help

    William "Steve" Morgan Retired

  • Steve Phillips
    11:40 pm on August 29th, 2009 17

    I served in Korea @ camp stanley back in 1993-1994. I

    had the most memorable times of my life there. They weren't all good but definitely memorable. I wouldn't

    trade my experience there for anything. By the way if anyone on this sight has seen tony clark from michigan, he was my best friend while in korea and other places have him E-mail me.

  • Leland Beesler
    7:18 am on September 15th, 2009 18

    i was there in 95, had the time of my life and can any one remember the eagles club in the ville is it still there?

  • LeRoy Moon
    11:20 pm on September 15th, 2009 19

    TO leland beesler in 1963 it was called the chopper club Lee moon

  • leland
    1:17 am on September 17th, 2009 20

    Wolfpack!!!!

  • Tom Fanella
    1:24 am on September 19th, 2009 21

    Was their in "58&"59 what a mud hole!

    Compared to what it is to-day.

  • Mike Hernandez
    4:53 am on October 10th, 2009 22

    93-94. Club Roxy still around? Crazy times!

  • justin
    11:26 am on October 16th, 2009 23

    damnn i was there 07-09

    yea the club roxy is there but closed the whole time i was there

    eagle club but ive seen the sign and it was closed

    old million dollar club aint there at all never heard of it

    there is new wave, hill top, mustang, fantasy, and king thats all i remember

  • Rob Malone
    12:34 pm on October 27th, 2009 24

    I was in D Co, 702nd Maint Btn from January 84 to January 85

  • sfc nelson
    9:45 am on November 17th, 2009 25

    I was Wolfpack F-Tab from 1988 to 1990.Good times.

  • sfc nelson
    9:47 am on November 17th, 2009 26

    Forgot my email address. eric.nelson5@us.army.mil

  • SFC(p), Nelson
    9:56 am on November 17th, 2009 27

    Anyone who served in F-Tab from 1988 to 1990 26FA say hi. Served under SFC Riggs 82C Survey!!

  • Wes Johnson
    2:58 pm on December 8th, 2009 28

    I was with the 633 engineers in 1969 I was a wheel vehicle mechanic I knew a welder named Morgan

  • Bob Howell
    12:12 pm on March 7th, 2010 29

    I was stationed at campstanley from april 1973 until oct 1975 with the 117th Aviation comapany as a PFC/SP4 came back as a first sergeant with A Company 2nd Aviation in 1988…the rest is history…somewhat ugly but history nonetheless….I loved Stanley…it helped to shape my life

  • Gary Mayo
    1:56 am on March 25th, 2010 30

    I was stationed at Camp Stanley from 1982 to 83, Charlie Company 2nd Medical Bn. What a time we had. I will always have fond memories of the post, the place, and the friends made there. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

  • Jeff
    10:26 am on March 25th, 2010 31

    I came to 2nd Med Right on your heels. Who was the Commander? Cpt Haynie used to run our asses off! Remember the old chick that worked in the orderly room?

  • Gil Hernandez
    6:09 pm on April 5th, 2010 32

    David Arnold,

    Not sure if your still seeking buddies,

    I served with 1/38th A Battery FA section 6 from Dec 1979 – Jan of 81 I have something sort of a yearbook with pictures from my time there if interested. I just happen to stumble on this site today. Not sure I know the same people as you but, willing to chat about the Ville, hell may just bring some old memories.

    PFC at the time. 4P1 in September of 1980.

    Gil (Hollywood) Hernandez

  • Gil Hernandez
    6:10 pm on April 5th, 2010 33

    Not sure if your still seeking buddies,

    I served with 1/38th A Battery FA section 6 from Dec 1979 – Jan of 81 I have something sort of a yearbook with pictures from my time there if interested. I just happen to stumble on this site today. Not sure I know the same people as you but, willing to chat about the Ville, hell may just bring some old memories.

    PFC at the time. 4P1 in September of 1980.

    Gil (Hollywood) Hernandez

  • Bruce
    12:41 am on April 6th, 2010 34

    I am glad everyone enjoys the web page I put together about Camp Stanley. I was there in 1969-70, and had a blast while there. If the Army knew how much fun I had on my 4 tours in Korea, they would take away my Retirement Pay. :)

    I was also assigned to CRC in 81-82, to A Company 304th Signal that is now located at Stanley. I would love to get a couple of pictures showing there unit sign in front of any of there buildings to add to the web page.

  • Bob McElroy
    2:20 am on April 6th, 2010 35

    I just left Korea after three years working as a DA Civilian at Camp Humphreys, Pyeongtaek. In November 2009 I made a pilgrimage of sorts to Camp Stanley to see my old stomping grounds. I served at Stanley from March 78-March 79 with 1-31st FA (Honest John). I shot lots of photos during my return trip and you can see a few at the weblink I posted here-
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7604370@N04/page4/
    Although much of Stanley has changed there are still some familiar buildings like the chapel and theater. It was pretty cool to be back there after 30 years. Where did the time go?

  • Thomas
    2:56 am on April 6th, 2010 36

    I would love to be able to go see Howze and Greaves after being gone for 20 years myself. I know Greaves has been turned over the ROKs, but I'm not sure about Howze. I think the next time I'm in Korea I'm going to take a DMZ Tour just so I can see how things have changed.

  • R. Foster
    11:02 pm on April 16th, 2010 37

    I was at Stanly 67-68 Cold is not the word for the winter, The old round Quonset huts to live in and oil drip fire to heat. Shower half way down the mountain and the wind would blow throw what ever clothing you had on. I want to say I was with Hq Company 36th Eng Bn. We had a good time but the smell when I first got off the jet in soul almost knocked me off my feet. Heat of summer and the honey wagon was still running and furnishing the furlizer for the patties. The insig we has was the black panthers. I sure would love to find one to put in my shadow box. I have lots of pictures from that time. A couple across the DMZ. Went mountain climbing and came across a large Buddhist Temple and talk about a work of art You would have to see it to believe. Over all had a great time. But things sure have changed now. We had all dirt roads.

  • R. Foster
    11:19 pm on April 16th, 2010 38

    I have to say I think I was wrong about the Engineer unit can some one please help with this information. 1967-1968. Thanks

  • Bruce
    2:47 am on April 17th, 2010 39

    Rhis may help.

    http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/2-korea.jpg

    Camp Stanley Web Page
    http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/campstanley.htm

    If you have any pictures of the Village, I would love to add them to the page.

  • Mr. foster
    3:21 am on April 17th, 2010 40

    My memory says it was the HQ 36th Eng Bn, also the 11 Eng Bn. Pather Insig.

    I'll be dam if I can remember what company I attached to. Our Companys were pretty spread out . Iknow we had a co. in Camp Red Cloud. Well I'm 72 yrs old now, I'm going back 52 yrs. That is just a little much for me to remember..1958/1959………..

  • R. Foster
    5:53 am on April 17th, 2010 41

    Bruce I will look but I think all mine was of the camp and one or two on the climb. I have some from the huey we flew in looking down on the country and others. I will look and let you know. The site is so nice thanks for the hard work you have put into it. I think it we the 36th and the 11th now that my old ind has awaken a little. Its been several years back. I would have never guested that the place would change so much. Officers club on top and Enlisted on the bottom by the gate going out to the village. IN the winter the ice would push up out of the roads and then a bus would fall into the hole and get stuck. And now a six lane highway. Boy o boy what a change.

  • Mike Best
    2:23 am on April 18th, 2010 42

    I was attached to the 36th Engineers but was located north of camp stanely at camp woo 102 eng from 7/67-10/68. We had only 5 GIs (advisors) and 400 ROK and 200 civilian volunteers. All equipment was US and we trained ROK to operate and do road construction. Had no mess hall had to drive south to signal corp camp for meals.

  • Robert Deems
    10:56 am on May 3rd, 2010 43

    I was 702D also from 83 to 84 at Camp Casey.

  • Darnell Jordan
    6:37 am on May 27th, 2010 44

    I was station at Camp Stanley in the mid 1980's. I was a pilot and flew the AH-1 Cobra. It was an enjoyable tour. I learned alot, but missed my family more.

    I salute all that served there.

  • Sam Torres
    7:47 pm on August 3rd, 2010 45

    I am looking for anyone stationed in Camp Stanley 1983-84. I was in HHB 1/15 Infantry. I had fallen head first about 15 feet from obstacle coarse during training. The military lost my medical record and I was hoping I might find someone who may remembers being present when this happened. I was unconscious for 15-30 minutes and had several laceration to the face. I lost partial vision in one eye and have neck and back problems, and cannot be treat through the VA because I can not prove the injuries happened in the military. Any help would be appreciated. I can be reached at raye1297@yahoo.com.

  • Rolston Browne
    5:26 am on August 12th, 2010 46

    I was station at Camp Stanley from May 90 to Aug 91 at Bravo Co. 8/8 Field Artillary. I was in second platoon under SFC Wynn. My spot was to Saint Jeng club in the ville.

  • Thomas Gehring
    6:54 am on August 20th, 2010 47

    I was at Camp Stanley from June 6, 1976 thru May 23, 1977 with B Btry 1/18 F.A. 2nd section. Had some real good times and lots of field duty.

  • Tom Fanella
    11:02 am on August 20th, 2010 48

    Are you the same Mr. Foster from Kansas City

    Kansas. I was their 1958/1959 also. 1st Sgt. name was Kim, CO was Capt. Marcello.

  • p-nichols
    11:57 am on August 20th, 2010 49

    stationed here in 1984-1985 8/8fa b/batery cohort looking for anyone in my batery

  • Tom Fanella
    1:00 pm on August 20th, 2010 50

    Looking for Sgt.Cecil Perry, Company Supply Sgt. KOREA 1958/1959

  • Sly Goncharov
    8:46 am on September 1st, 2010 51

    Was there 1999-2000 @ HHB Divarty. Anyone from around that time?

  • Steve (aggie)Woerner
    11:50 am on September 14th, 2010 52

    239th Aviation Assault Helicopters Toros crew chief. Arrived June 71 @ 17 y.o! Great memories flying with the best, Thanks for times and memories. Many a crazy night in Ville, Nice Club is what I remember.

  • Osvaldo Torres
    12:57 pm on September 14th, 2010 53

    I was stationed there 1981-1982 A Battery. Battery Commander was Cpt. Caleb I. Sepp. Hope to hear from anybody from that time.

  • george v
    3:01 pm on September 23rd, 2010 54

    Dco702mt bn.arty support over by the airfield.79-80.

    favorite club,PAPASAN.

  • Curt Rodabaugh
    12:26 pm on October 16th, 2010 55

    Sly Goncharov, I was not there but mayby Kelly Hill.. If you can get in touch do. Id like to hear from ya BRATHA ALEX.. CRODABAUGH98@GMAIL.COM

  • Vince
    3:03 pm on October 16th, 2010 56

    All of you who were there in the 70s and 80s (maybe early 90s) — You were there in the Halcyon Days of the Empire.

    Those of you who have been there since didn't get to see what it was like when it was hard work and hard play. I don't think we'll ever see anything like that again.

  • Harley Reynolds
    3:53 am on October 19th, 2010 57

    Just visited daughter, Cprl Angela Reynolds, there @ 560th Med Co for 2 weeks. Enjoyed the visit, hated the hills. Military regs state buildings 5 or more floors must have elevator…guess why no buildings are over 4 floors? We were allowed to stay in the barracks, but room was ON THE 4TH FLOOR! Straight up the street from Stanley Bowl (and I mean "up"). Neon sign is still flashing on the alley. Not many quansits left, theater and chapel still same. Treated like family by her unit, great time. I was Army Sept 72 to Sept 75. Knew I didn't want Korea then, so since they don't send you where you want to go, I told them to send me to Korea…spent 17 months Ft Leonard Wood, 12 months Ludwigsburg, Germany. It worked. Daughter's stories make me want to write "Dear Barack: please let me back in and send me to Korea!" The smell is still there. Exhaust fumes, sewer, fish and cooking bad things. Permiates everything. Two nights back home and pillow smells same as I sweat out the spices from the food we ate in town.

  • Chris Hays
    5:02 am on November 22nd, 2010 58

    '82-'83… D Troop, 4/7 Cav… Lot's of trouble on the flight line when I was there. But would never have traded the experience.Thanks for the memories.

  • Bertram L. Brent
    6:51 am on November 30th, 2010 59

    I was at the future site of Camp Stanley from January 6, 1955 to April 9, 1956. It was called "How-1" at the time with the 36th Engineer Group up on the hill above it. I furnished the first three photos, above, of the early days of Stanley -photos were taken by Jim O'Neill and Lewis Ewing. There are a number of other photos we have furnished from the early days on Bruce's website. I just completed my memoire, "The Lucifer Patch" of my time with the "Lucky 13th" Helicopter company. It was undoubtedly the best outfit in the whole U.S.damn army at the time. If you served in the "Lucky 13th" you were indeed Lucky.

  • flood damage pomona
    2:59 pm on January 7th, 2011 60

    I'd like to say for you to always provide clear information and for a nice and an avid reader of your site for quite a while. Just wanted to say thank you really for all the good work you do!

  • Bob McElroy
    10:10 pm on January 7th, 2011 61

    I just looked through the postings here and when I saw my earlier post regarding Camp Stanley I checked the photo link and it didn't lead to the Nov. 2009 Camp Stanley photos. Here is the link to the photo set I made on Korea, the Camp Stanley photos are there–

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7604370@N04/sets/721

    It's nice to read about everyone's experiences there. Take care all.

  • Dunwoody Garage Door
    6:11 pm on January 9th, 2011 62

    I can't although agree. I always planned to write in my site like that but I think you'r faster.

  • Gary Jackson
    8:28 am on January 13th, 2011 63

    Was stationed at Camp Stanley 1973-74 and was in the 1/31st FA and was Radio repair and FADAC computer repairman though I didn't get to work on either very often.I got a secondary MOS of 63B20 while there helping SSG Williams in the motor pool.

    I have very good memories of my time there and wish I could live it all over, knowing what I know now ,but since that's not possible I can replay the memories.

    God bless all who have served and are serving in our military.

  • Mustang 06
    1:05 pm on January 22nd, 2011 64

    Was airfield commander Apr 1989-90; company commander,A Co 2-2 Avn Regt, Apr 1990-91. That smell of the rice paddies was awful. The esprit-de-corps and flying was great, however. Would have to say it was my best assignment over all. Best crew cheifs, warrant officers, and bn cdr ever.

  • MIKE TAYLOR
    4:23 am on February 16th, 2011 65

    Was here 89-90 c btry 8/8 fa. like to hear from anyone else!!!!!

  • gary swanson
    12:25 am on March 15th, 2011 66

    I was in D Co. 702nd mtn. BN. from July 84'-July85'. Hey Rob Malone, I'm pretty sure we would have met. I worked in the generator shop.

  • Rob Malone
    11:08 am on March 15th, 2011 67

    Garry Swanson….we must have met, but been a long time. I had a book that was put together while we were there with pictures of everyone in the company (it is similar to a school yearbook), but cannot find it now. If I find it I'll see if I can upload pictures.

  • gary swanson
    2:09 pm on March 15th, 2011 68

    HI ROB, were you in 3rd shop? or what did you do? I actually have a group picture of 3rd shop from maybe summertime 84'. It was (is) Steve Simon's photo. I ended up with his photo album, and never got it back to him.If you want it, send me your email, I'll scan it and send it to you. Gary Swanson garys24@msn.com

  • Denny Kabold (Kabe)
    4:45 am on April 3rd, 2011 69

    I served in B Company 11th Engineer BN (c)(c) Camp Stanley Korea. From 10/68 to 11/69 I've already made contact with two guys I served with. Would like to make contact with more.

  • Steve Woerner/aggie
    1:15 am on April 4th, 2011 70

    239th Aviation reunion 6/23-26/11 Denver. I enjoy reading comments as they ring true!

  • Jim Dimon
    4:47 am on April 5th, 2011 71

    P-Nichols I was in bravo 8/8 in 84-85 cohort, get up with me at dimonator1@yahoo.com

  • Kat
    10:46 am on April 11th, 2011 72

    Hello,is anyone familiar with the U.S. Army Service Club near Uijungbo, Korea around the 60's?

  • Larry Anderson
    10:54 pm on May 26th, 2011 73

    camp Stanley, I Corps Medical Unit Feb 1967-March 30 1968 with attachment TDY to 547th Engineers Camp Mercer
    Climbed some the mountain in the pictures, there were caves with thousands of relics of battle, cartidges, etc. in some caves.
    Anyone have info as to the storage of AO at Camp Stanley 1967-68? remember the quanset huts and 5 gal desil fuel cans that always ran out, duty of barracks guard to keep the barrel burning!
    Anyone know of one of the men who had been badly burned when he fell into one of the charcoal heaters in the village? Had to treat him daily, what a tremendous pain it was for him, always wondered how he recovered, no telfa pads in those days, only petroleum coated 4×4 guage that had to be changed daily.

  • Chuck Deutschman
    12:18 pm on June 13th, 2011 74

    I decided against taking my commission after OCS and thought I was on a fast track to Vietnam as 11F, but for reasons that are a mystery to me I ended up at Camp Stanley in the first 9 months of 1968. I was the LTC CO’s driver for a second until he figured I was short and too FTA. While pulling guard duty at night I witnessed sled tracks in the snow from the diesel depot to the wire and to the village. From then on I knew why we were always short diesel. HDQTS turned a blind eye…guess why. Who was the 1st sgt(bal head…Rob??) and the gung ho tall old man. Also, there was a great ATC guy.. Mahalo, Chuck

  • Bruce Botcher
    10:21 am on June 14th, 2011 75

    I was in the 239th avn co from nov 70 till dec 71.I think about the place often!

  • Pfc Owen Guischard
    2:37 am on July 21st, 2011 76

    ;-) Hey sgt Arnold going to moter pool down that hill after bad weather was a killer!me&Reginal Tubbs where rm.mates.I got there in 80&went on alert/when Prisident Kim was killed.Stayed up at 4p1 longer than any unit since war time.My claim to fame is I ran w/guide arm during p/t after the kid w/ the bad hip got it from the office

  • Larry Anderson
    8:58 pm on July 21st, 2011 77

    Wondering if any clues or interest to just find how a patient fared I treated from severe burns, had daily changes, poor guy was in such agony, no telfa pads then, only petroleum impregnated guaze. About March 1968 best recollection, anyone around remember such a case, surely any friend of his would recognize the case. felt so bad for him. I was in the medical unit at camp Stanley, support duties of several units into DMZ, etc. as assigned but never got to know anyone personally then was assigned to Camp Mercer 547th Engineers as the only medical rep for that battalion. Also have been dealing with the AO situation in Korea during those times, would be interesting to hear from any others. Larry Anderson I Corps, Medical Unit Feb 1968 March 30 1969, DMZ 2nd Division Feb 1977 Jan 1978

  • jimmy payne
    4:51 pm on July 31st, 2011 78

    1972-1973 1st BN 31st ARTRY,some very good memories,will never forget them.

  • Gregory P. Plutshack
    7:13 am on August 11th, 2011 79

    Arrived in Korea 26Aug71. Went through replacement company in Camp Casey. On 30Aug71 signed in at B Btry 1/15th FA at Camp Stanley. Considering Vietnam was still a war zone, Korea was a very nice alternative! Have a lot of fond memories. I was 40 years younger then. I turned 20 and 21 in Korea. I was in a 105mm towed howitzer unit. Every 45 days we would make a 10 to 15 mile journey to the DMZ to occupy a firebase called 4 poppa 1. It was about a mile from JSA (Joint Security Area). That trip took 3 to 4 hours to get there. Roads were terrible. Went through Uijeongbu, TDC, Songeri Camp Pelham, Turkey Farm, Santa Barbara. the chinese tunnel Yongico, Camp Grieves was the last camp before the DMZ. Santa Barbara was our impact area when we fired. It use to be a large camp but all that remained was concrete slabs where buildings and barracks once were. Crossed Freedom Bridge on the Imjin river. DMZ looked like a warzone. Totally defoliated. We made this trip seven times when I was there. We lost two soldiers. One was killed in his when we took night fire from the north. They said it was misdirected fire-right! The other was a staff sergeant was pheasant hunting in a posted minefield.
    I remember lots of good times in the EM club and the bowling alley. Saw lots of movies at the theatre and had lots of fun in the village! Our barracks was located on the South end of Camp Stanley. The rear gate that leads to the village was right there. 5/38th FA was next to us and a large mess hall was close in the same area. Camp Stanley was 2nd Infantry Division Artillery HQ when I was there. I always wanted to return to see it again but never won the lottery! I think about that time a lot. I think of the brave soldiers that went to Vietnam. I will never forget how the liberal media turned the war against the soldiers. What a cowardly act! When I returned home 2Oct72 I was spit on in the Minneapolis airport by a group of moony extremists. My dad and mother were WW11 veterans and they had to wittness that. I should let it go but I can’t! Many brave men hopefully died for a reason but sometimes its hard to identify what that reason was!
    For all of us that served in Korea and served elsewhere I wish you the best. That period is etched in my mind and I am proud that I did my duty!
    Feel free to email if you wish.

    Sincerely’

    Sp4 Gregory P. Plutshack
    B Btry, 1/15th FA
    Camp Stanley, Korea
    APO San Francisco 96358

  • Chris Hiler
    9:14 am on August 11th, 2011 80

    Gregory

    That was a cool post (#79) thanks! I was at Pelham in the Ville Songeri during 1983 and now wished I had stayed in Korea longer. What odd feelings I get when I remember that year! I would E-mail you but you didn’t leave your address in your post above. I’m at hiler8@gmail.com and have photos and such to share if your interested.

    SP4 Hiler
    2-17 FA Camp Pelham

  • R IBARRA
    2:27 pm on August 24th, 2011 81

    I was there 194-1975 :shock:

  • Clinton T. Ryder Jr.
    7:37 pm on November 2nd, 2011 82

    I was there from 71 to 1972. My units were the 239th and the 117th good times. :grin: Clinton T. Ryder ctrccr@gmail.com

  • Philip Cauffman
    9:00 pm on November 12th, 2011 83

    I was in the 239Th Avn Co. and the 117th Avn Co. from November 1971 to December 1972. I was a Crew Chief in the Second Flight Plt. I was Crew Chief on UH-1H 70-16430.I often think of the good times.

  • SFC(ret) Mike brown
    5:40 pm on November 20th, 2011 84

    I was stationed there from oct 1975-nov 1976, with HHb 1/15th FA. 1SG Grubbs and CPT Lefebre ran the battery. I was a recon sgt for the Liaison section. Had a great time and really liked the ville, songson. Many good times with makali, ginro, and combat OBs. Hey to the cellar club, J’s club, and the pop store.

  • Ronald Foster
    6:29 am on November 21st, 2011 85

    I was stationed at Camp Stanley 1967 until 1968. It was Engineers through and through. I have no idea when they changed over. Some of us men went walking in the mountains behind the camp and came upon a Buddhist Temple. There was a statue of Buda and it was real large and covered in pure gold. This was a sight to behold. Still lived in quiescent huts and had oil heat.

  • Mark Stidstone
    11:47 am on November 25th, 2011 86

    Was assigned to D Company 702 from Feb 80- Feb 81. Enjoyed the tour. Had hoped to return there, but it was not to be.

  • Larry Anderson
    12:34 pm on November 27th, 2011 87

    Ronald Foster
    Nice to see someone there the same period of time I was, had no idea the camp was still there. I could not find where it was when I went back 10 years later, paved roads most of the way by 1977/8, Seoul had grown, lots of super highways, dikes across the highway with a path thru with huge blocks of cement ready to blow, tank traps, etc. Was across the DMZ 77/78 and it was still mostly the same, quanset huts, etc. Remember the fire guard duties to keep the deisel burning, smell the KATUSA’s roasting Squid, running to the centralized latrines and showers, etc. As medic spent time covering a movement or patrol but most my time was TDY with the 547th Engineers Camp Mercer.

  • Don Shipman
    7:22 pm on January 8th, 2012 88

    I was stationed at Camp Stanley from AUGUST 1982 to AUGUST 1983 in C-4-7 Air Cav. I was a squad leader in the Aero-Recon Platoon; a Blues Platoon (aka Charlie Blues). Had a fantastic year in Korea. Flying at 90 knots 50 feet above the rice paddies while sitting on the floor boards of our Hueys with our legs hanging out and booney rags flapping in the breeze. Huey flairing, crew chief hammering away with his M60, jumping out and diving for cover as the Huey lifts away. We were gods then…

    I went on to Special Forces and ended up doing 30 years in the Army but my time at Stanley still remains one of the best years of my career.

    Sure would be great to hear from my squad again. don.shipman@gmail.com

  • Kevin Liske
    8:54 am on January 25th, 2012 89

    Followed a Google maps update down this rabbit hole. I was in CS ’77-78 in the 2nd Med. Battalion. Still have the PT cap. :smile:
    Gonna have to dig out the old B&W photos.

  • c.jay morales
    6:13 pm on March 6th, 2012 90

    was at camp stanley in 1974, looking for anyone that may have been there during that time..pics are great and bring back memories

  • Ron Smith
    8:50 pm on March 14th, 2012 91

    Was stationed at camp Indian right next door to Stanley..,from 90-91,tho i do remember Stanley ALOT!! Had to do sick call,PX,commisary shopping and such there lol..,I really miss being there and heard b4 they closed it,it got turned over to ROK Army,but we were the 1st Engineers there when it got changed over to a 12 bravo unit,and yes I spent many a nights at the ville by stanley. I remember mustang club,club papasan,the world club right off hand LOL!!but would love to see any pics of it before it closed :)

  • j spensley
    9:51 am on March 21st, 2012 92

    Just the other day I was looking at some old photos I have from when I was there, 83-85 HHB Divarty. I have about 75 or so pics from there and prolly as many from the ville. Had some “interesting” times there, some I can’t remember for all the Oscar and Samba25, but overall, would do it again. Thanks for posting what you have,trip down memory lane. If I can I will find a way to post the pics I have; tried scanning them, don’t look so hot.

  • Rolston Browne
    5:09 pm on April 3rd, 2012 93

    I was station in B 8/8 field artillary in 2nd Platoon. My section chief was Sgt.Neal who just left the recruiting trail. He didn’t know much about field artillary but we was a veteran section and covered up for him. Toward the end of my tour he was relieved of the section because he got drunk and pissed out the window. The new chief i forgot his name but he didnt bother me because i didnt have long left in country. I was in Camp Stanley for 15 months from May90-Aug91. My spot was a club in the ville called the St Jeng Club. I used to get drunk off that Samba and coke. I also like the St. Jeng club because you can get drunk and buy some tail at the end of the night. I also was one of the few guys that had an American soldier as a girlfriend while there. I think of my tour there from time to time.My partner was a guy name Kevin Hudspeth from Kansas City Ks

  • Sly Goncharov
    2:17 pm on April 27th, 2012 94

    May get a job at CRC (as a civilian). Haven’t been to Uijonbu since 1999, should be interesting!

  • N. Rodriguez
    8:32 pm on May 6th, 2012 95

    I was station at Camp Stanley May 74 May 75, 1/15 FA A-Btry. Yea that OB beer,Oscar wine, and the weekend trip to the mountains. Don’t want to talk about the bad times DMZ trip, alerts, and winter cold, summer heat. Wow. The Ville great time.

  • Chemlightbatteries
    1:34 am on May 7th, 2012 96

    I had quite a time in Stanleyville back in the 01-03.

  • Larry Coppala (aka Link)
    7:55 am on May 23rd, 2012 97

    I was stationed at Camp Stanley Mar 1961 thru Jun 1962 at the Lucky 13th Trans(Hel) and the 151st Maint(CHFM). Have LOTS of photos, a few of mine are on Bruce’s web site. See a few more on my web page:
    http://pwp.att.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=331&folderid=210338&groupid=273794&folderview=thumbs&ck= I have lots more photos than these. Just exchanged emails this week with Kurt Catob from the 13th back in the day. I have the group photos of both Units from my time period. (61-62) My email is: k4sfc@bellsouth.net

  • Larry Coppala (aka Link)
    7:59 am on May 23rd, 2012 98

    By the way, this is to KAT. I used to sing in the Camp Red Cloud Service Club Christmas Chorus in 1961. We went to various Camps on a bus and sang for the troops.

  • Robert E Finley Jr
    2:26 pm on July 19th, 2012 99

    We had alot of good times, but didn’t expect going from artillery to Infantry, Taught me alot, Scary times to, especially 90 days on the DMZ will put perspective on alot of questions I might have had. I didn’t expect all the hostillaty. :shock:

  • Perry Adams
    6:07 pm on August 13th, 2012 100

    ;-) Was there 68-69adm platoon ,Hhc 11 eng. co. Had a great time helped me grow up. We got to get rid of some old. Exploives so I got to make some of Korea into. Gravel I had to stay in those huts too. It looks like it has really changed. I also got to play in a band when I was there. Played at the USO club and also for a party in the NCOs club.

  • Eric Leonard
    6:21 pm on August 18th, 2012 101

    702 maintenance 87′-88′ Was a Member of the “Range Rat’s” Still have my Hat ;-)

  • fge52625
    8:06 pm on August 18th, 2012 102

    Awesome pics..

  • Bill Stellema
    4:00 pm on August 19th, 2012 103

    Moved from Camp Casey to Camp Stanley around January of l971. Member of 1st Battalion,31st Artillery. Lived in the first barracks on the right after entering the main gate. I remember a Korean prison and a chicken farm just outside the gate. Wow, the changes in 40 years.

  • Clinton T. Ryder Jr.
    3:49 pm on August 23rd, 2012 104

    #82 Got my dates wrong. I was at Stanley from 72 to 73.

  • Tony Holland
    4:56 pm on October 8th, 2012 105

    Served as XO of Service Battery 1/38th FA from June 82-83. Looking for anyone around that time. Night Hawks….Raise up!! Only General PT streamer in entire 2nd ID FA.

  • Ed Willey
    8:45 am on October 21st, 2012 106

    I got to Camp Stanley in Sept. 1970. Assigned to the 239th Aviation. Was in the maintenance platoon for three weeks and then was ask if I wanted to be a crewchief? Of course I said yes, was assigned to the 2nd Airlift Plt.UH-1D Helicopter # 995, then after I accepted, they told me that I would be reassigned to the 3rd Plt. that was to the 1st ROK Army divison at the R-401 Airfield at Wonju. Stayed there till the 3rd Plt. was dismanteled in Aug. or Sept. 1971. That was OK with me cause by that time I had less than 30 days left in country. Flew DMZ missions the whole time I was there, collected HFP Pay 12 out of 13 months I was there. I was the crewchief that went to the coast where the N Korean pilot downed his M-15 to defect. Still have pictures of it! Lost most of the rest of my photo’s years ago. Anyone from the 239th 3rd Plt? Would be great to hear from you!

  • Steve Woerner
    10:29 am on October 21st, 2012 107

    Arrived June 1971 at 17 y.o. Became crew chief in a few mos. 002 and 458. Fly boy was best job enlisted could have. Flew all over country incl. USO girls (round eyes), Panmujon/DMZ for talks playing pool all day looking into N. Korea. I went to Nice Club in Ville. 3 things I recall: smell of rice paddies, kimshe brewing, cold as hell!I recall Streeter, Munchback, Levart, Sands, in 2nd Flt. Plt. Must say every guy should do a tour somewhere and if lucky, Korea. Thanks to all for comments and memories.Aggie = baby face

  • Rickscheid
    1:43 am on November 12th, 2012 108

    Rick Scheid here. 1982-83 C Troop 4/7 Cav Camp Stanley Korea…Helicopter Sheet Metal Mechanic 68G. Myself, Sp4 Johnson, Pelly, then Albert Butler across the way in the other Cav Sheet metal shop. rickscheid@Cox.net

  • #HannaMan
    1:13 am on November 20th, 2012 109

    J Spensley I was stationed there in 85-86 at 1/15 FA C Btry. You worked at Divarty so you remember the leaders, black Colonel forgot his name and the coolest top NCO CSM Geter. He was so cool, I was a young private but he would buy me and this girl I used to see drinks and talked for an hour. Didnt know who he was until someone told me, I almost crapped my pants but he would talk to me everytime he saw me on post. My barracks was the 1st building by the Ville gate. I was only 18 but the best times of my life wasn’t it!?

  • Glenn Hazelet
    6:24 pm on December 17th, 2012 110

    I was at Camp Stanley from 9/59 – 10/60 with the 633rd LE Engineers. Supported line companies running two rock quarries and road paving. Roads had to be strong enough to support the mobile 280 mm canon.

    Barracks started out one step above a tent and ended up as a quonset hut.

  • William Sullivan
    7:51 am on January 6th, 2013 111

    Was at Camp Stanley 1980 with B Troop 4/7 Cav Camp Stanley Korea as as Commo NCIC

  • Ed Willey
    5:46 am on January 7th, 2013 112

    To Post#107, Steve Woener:
    Looked up your pic in the 1971 yearbook from Camp Stanley. I do remember meeting you. You were new in-country when I got back to Camp Stanley from 3rd Plt. Wonju

  • John Burianek
    1:07 pm on February 8th, 2013 113

    Just stumbled on to this site and reliving a lot of old memories of Camp Stanley. I was there January 1969 to February 1970 assigned to HHC of the 36th Engineer Group. Company CO and compound commander was Cpt. David R. Ruf,from Jeffersonville,IN,First Sgt. Waverly O. Graves. Don’t recall the name of the colonel that was Group commander. Went to Korea with a civilian acquired MOS of wheeled vehicle repair and improbably ending up as HHC company clerk. Recall also being compound mail clerk for a time and running mail between Stanley and Camp Red Cloud. We lived in Quonset huts – heated with 5 gallon cans of fuel oil. My “hotch” was next to the old chopper pad on the hill. The new 3 story barracks were under construction the better part of 1969. The day before I left Korea the unit moved into the new building – I elected to stay the last night in the old Quonset. Lot of memories and a lot of growing up done there.

  • Rolston Browne
    2:36 pm on February 8th, 2013 114

    I arrived in Camp Stanley Korea May 1990 and I left Aug 1991. I was in B Co. 8/8 Field Artillary.Sgm Cobb was the Battilion Sergeant Major at the time was the youngest Sergeant Major in the Army. My company 1SG name was Cardy. My platoon Sgt name was Sfc Wynn a big heavy set dude that like to yell at everyone. We had another Platoon Sergeant name Sfc R.A Mclinton an older Vietnam Veteran that talk a lot of shit but he was cool in his own way. Then there was also Sfc Johnson who was in country a few years but was real cool. Our company commander name was Cpt White a West Point hard charging gunho guy. He was the motor pool officer till he took over command of our company. We did a lot of field work back then and did two rotations at 4P3 on the Dmz.I used to like to go out the gate in the ville and buy yokmandoo right by the gate with a bowl of ramen.Then i used to like to eat that rice omlet with egg on top also. I drank alot of Sambo and coke and Silvac too. I bought a lot of tail at the St Jeng club.

  • Wes Buss
    9:11 pm on February 15th, 2013 115

    Hey guy. WOLFPACK!!! I was in ftab 97-99, And didnt realize then, but those were some of the best times of my life. Didnt realize how much i missed it till i started looking at pics. Anyone out there in ftab same time as me? If so email me @ wbuss1@hotmail.com, I would love to hear from you.

  • Wes Buss
    9:15 pm on February 16th, 2013 116

    Hey Guys, since coming across this site, ive been doing alot of thinking about all the fun i had at the wolfpack and all the crazy shit me and my brothers did. been doing alot of thinking about my brothers too, Steve Dines from kansas, Gary(ralphie) Peterson from North Dakota, Dave Abernathy from North Carolina, and so many more. Hoping maybe somebody out there might know any of these guys. We were there 97-99. Also i would love to see some more pics of stanley, anybody out there have any of ftab barraks, if so send me a few if you dont mind at wbuss1@hotmail.com oh and one more thing, Did anybody else ever try to use the turtle ditches as water slides during the rainy season? Just 1 of the dumb ass things we did, I was pretty drunk but if i remeber correctly i think we tried riding down on a mattress. Anyways i really hope to hear from somebody. Later guys

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    4:46 am on February 17th, 2013 117

    116- Have you checked out this prior posting I did on Camp Stanley:

    http://rokdrop.com/2012/05/01/a-profile-of-camp-stanley-south-korea/

    It has additional photographs of Camp Stanley you may find of interest. Thanks for visiting the site.

  • ChipperB
    8:44 am on February 17th, 2013 118

    Was stationed at Cp Red Cloud 94-95 in HHC 2x. Me and the wife used to shop at the commissary on Stanley. I went back to Korea in 2011. Korea is a rich country now. I saw billions and billions of dollars of infrastructure projects under construction. When I first went to Korea in the ’80s it was still considered by many to be a Third World country, but not anymore.

  • Lawrence Brooks
    7:55 am on March 6th, 2013 119

    i was station at camp pelham,korea from 9/11/75-10/11/76.assigned to 2rd/17th field attilery and service battery.looking for any soliders that may have served doing thoes times.ralph johnson,joseph dansby,ira mccgasky,welton sneed,george orr.please contact me.

    a friend l.brooks

  • Lt. Gen Robert N Smith 1970-73
    12:06 pm on March 16th, 2013 120

    Hello members of the armed forces stationed in Korea,

    First, thank you all for your service, it will always be appreciated.

    I am the grandson of Lt Gen Robert Nelson Smith USAF (1915- 2004) who was stationed in Korea for his last post FROM 1970 through Oct 1973 (Ret).
    I am currently working on his biography. He was assigned 1st as dept commander of US Forces ROK, and finally as head of UN forces-CIC.
    I am looking for any memories and stories you may have regarding Lt.Gen Smith. These can include your service directly, or from afar, with my grandfather. (and there’s no need to censor anything “blue” or negative, after all he was human, and know S.O.B. didn’t mean “Sweet Ols Bob.” ;)

    If this isn’t the best site to be asking, please pardon me. If you have any suggestions of sites or organizations for me to follow up with, it is greatly appreciated.

    Reply to this posting to contact me. Even If you have info that you don’t want to post here, you can still post a reply here, and we can set up other arrangements.

    Thank you in advance,
    S. Robert Nelson Walsh

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  • Glans
    6:52 am on March 21st, 2013 122

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  • James Macnab
    1:38 pm on April 6th, 2013 123

    Just dropped in and was wondering if anyone was around Camp Stanley in 58-59? If so would like to ask some questions about the villiage just out the little guard gate going into the villiage. Remember a Miss Kim who had tinted her hair reddish brown and lived in the villiage just below the gate about 200 yrds. Any help would be appreciate. I think she had a Msgt. friend by the name of Busby or there about.

  • Thomas Fanella
    6:06 pm on April 6th, 2013 124

    James My name is Tom Fanella I was in B CO
    Nov 1958 Nov 1959.. I do not remember No red head or any body by the name as bushy..

    All I remember is that it was a real PISS hole,, And seeing the KIM SISTERS for the 1st time……. If you think of any thing else let me know

  • James Macnab
    11:48 am on April 16th, 2013 125

    Hi Thomas: Yes, I also remember the talented Kim Sisters. I was with the 127th Signal Co. stationed at Camp Kaiser and used to catch a hop on the H-21′s from Kaiser to Camp Stanley on weekends. Yes the village was not much to talk about. I used to walk up to Sorakson falls and sun bath with Miss Kim. Retuned to Korea in 2002 for a month vacation. Went to the World Cup Soccer games and drove all over the area north of Seoul, Uijonbu, Pochon, Camp Casey, Camp Kaiser which has been turned over to the ROK Army. You would not recognize Uijonbu which is a large city. If you would like to talk somemore about the area. Drop me a line at jimmacnab1@gmail.com. Take care and thanks for the response.

  • Sean Mackall (Spc)
    8:48 am on July 23rd, 2013 126

    From June 87 – June 88, I was a HHB DIVARTY and had the time of my life in Korea. Taking the train to Seoul, hiking the mountains around the camp, even driving the crazy roads, what a thrill for an 18 year old Private in the Army. I met some great friends in that short year and I will never forget them. Don’t fall into the turtle ditch. hahaha Good times, Good times

  • Shannon Hiatt
    6:24 pm on July 23rd, 2013 127

    Co C 2nd med Bn Camp Stanley 1973-1974, 91B2Z. Started out in the orderly room because I could TYPE(NEVER tell the 1SG you CAN type), then to the medical clinic pharmacy because I could READ (sorta), and finally to Stanley House Drop-In Center because I had one psychology class in college. Go figure! But being a Psychology-Social Worker 91G was fun, really! Sure beat typing and reading all to hell. The last 1SG, whose name I have forgotten, always had me lead PT in the morning and then lead the run out the gate for a 2 or 3 mile jog. Other names? Names? I’m 63 I’m lucky to remember my OWN damn name. OK, 1LT Davis whose wife, Darla, worked at the Ed Center. Then Mr. Yun, als an Ed Center worker, who actually showed up in the US at my assignment at Fort Detrick, MD, in the late ’70s AFTER he retired. Brought his whole family. What a reunion that was! We went through 3 commanders and about 4 1SGs during my 16 months at Stanley–don’t ask! Finally, there was SPC7 or “SPC God” Harold Bell the Jersey Devil who was a 91C (“panty hose”) who took good care of me when I threatened idiots at the gate when I was a wee bit late from the ville. NEVER any of the MPs as they were our neighbors in the Quonset huts up the hill. But OTHER folks were testy about curfew. Spent lots of time climbing Suk-Ron-San or some such mountain on the weekends, when I wasn’t “saving” folks from themselves (or me). The photo lab was a second home; that was my photo of the “jumper” with open parachute on the wall. Had a friend from the ville, a big, gangly German Shepard who would follow me from the ville up the hill to the Stanley House. He’d bed down and stay until he decided it was time to head back to the ville. That could be at 11pm or 2am–his name was “Com,” which means “bear” in Korean. One night a drop-in decided to drop-in at 1am and “Com” met him at the door. Needless to say his therapy session was quick as he bolted down the steps and out of the area. Hmmm, he could have been a slicky boy, too, but I’ll never know. Great assignment–great fun–great soldiers! But I did hate the alerts. Co C always loaded up and then sat in the company street. We NEVER rolled. That’s my story . . . you know the rest!

  • Jim Bedsole
    5:39 am on July 24th, 2013 128

    Was at Camp Stanley from Nov 1975 to Dec 1976. Was in Batt B 1/38 FA. I was straight out of basic and AIT, 17 1/2 years old, and out on my own for the very first time. A boy became a man there. I do remember our battery had the privilege of firing a 200 gun salute for the US bicentenial celebration on 7/4/76. Ours was the first gun salute fired that day to the bicentential, thanks to the International Date Line. I had one of the shell casings from that salute that I had polished and engraved to commemorate, but it disappeared in transit on my way back home – danged thieves.

  • Perry Adams
    6:54 pm on July 25th, 2013 129

    I was there 68-69 would like to hear some of the other guys

  • David Bonds
    11:33 am on July 26th, 2013 130

    I was Station at camp stanley head quarter battery 1/31 fa the honest john from April 74 till April 75. I boxed at camp casey in those boxing smoker,representing camp stanley baby. I was pretty good. Those pictures make want to go back in time. The ville we call it soon-son-ne. I miss papa son, mama son,ginro,oscar, so-jucie,short times.New soul club in uijonbu.I never will forget the smell when i first arrive at turkey farm. Played combat football,which was created by general emerson or GUN FIGTHER.He throw a lot of beer gig for the troop on post. I was stationed at FORT bragg with general emerson once again 82airborne attach. I remember you John Zianneti Bro Z. I miss all you guys and I think about that all the time (camp Stanley). I live here in Memphis,Tenn. and work at the VA hosp, been working here in maint. for 37 and ahalf years retiring in 2014.

  • Bob Watson
    2:16 pm on July 31st, 2013 131

    I was stationed at Camp Stanley from July 84 – Oct 85 in HHB 8/8 FA. I ran the BN FDC. Fun times and a life long experience. Can’t say I’ve been to another place like it. I have pictures, but scanning them does not do very well. I received a battalion year book when I left that is a snapshot of the 8/8 FA at that time. Nice to reflect. Automatic Steel I think was the Motto.

  • Carlos Alicea
    3:01 pm on September 17th, 2013 132

    I was Station at Camp Stanton and Camp Stanley from June 94 until May 95 with 5-5 ADA BN when the BN CMD was LTC McCabe. I was with HHB Earlying Warning Platoon. I miss those days!!!

  • Chuck Deutschman
    6:10 pm on October 12th, 2013 133

    Was there from 67-68. Who remembers when the 32 U.I’s came through our sector and got within one half mile of the Blue House. Trying to kill President Park Chung He who’s daughter (is now President). As I recall we killed all of the North Korean’s except one but ~80 civilians were killed by the U.I.’s and we, sadly, took some KIA’s. This would have been mid ’68 and maybe 1 yr. before the Pueblo debacle. Maholo, Chuck Deutschman

  • robert evans
    1:32 pm on October 24th, 2013 134

    camp mercer korea 1969-1970 40 topo I was the mailman\courier. Would like to hear from anyone stationed with me!

  • Larry Anderson
    6:25 pm on October 24th, 2013 135

    Chuck, remember the infiltrators, they threw a grenade into a civiliam bus when discovered. Were trying to infiltrate dressed as local officers and just outside the wall were discovered by civilians, maybe accent? they attempted escape that took them thru the path of Camp Stanley where a battle took place. I heard there were a few prisoners taken but all fell from a plane on their way to or from interrigation but did hear perhaps there was one that was in a prison just outside Cp. Stanley. Lots of stories and tales. Actually the Pueblo incident was very near the same time, just the infiltrators were one incident lasting a short time, Pueble lasting an entire year. There were really many incidents and still going on. Was medic first at HHC I Corps and TDY 547th Engineers Camp MERCER, Feb 68 thru March 30th 1969 and again Camp Greeves DMZ Jan 1988 Jan 1999. For those unaware, there was AO now admitted, I was finally recognized in behalf of a son with Spina Bifida abt 2003. Everyone should be aware. Larry Anderson LarryAndy@aol.com

  • John H
    1:42 am on January 27th, 2014 136

    B-Co. 2-2 Avn. Renegades. 95-96
    Great memories. Hated it while there but now am glad for the experience. Aviation CE was the best. Flew almost 360 hours in one year. That one year included the Sub incident, the entire Aviation brigade landing at greaves in the AM for a mission to cross the border and OH 58s firing hellfire missiles at some island while we flew overhead. Para drops over humphries, raw egg initiations and when my mother passed, my 1sg had me on a plane out of the country in less than 12 hours.
    I recall sitting on the edge of the airfield one warm night with several other CE’s (looking at our immense and amazing helicopters in the safety lights) and bitching and the one SGTs told us “guys this place sucks, but, look left and right at who you are with, this moment in our lives will never happen again and you will miss it!” He was so right.
    Allen Pope, Dean Thomas, Bruce Love, Neal Dennis, Cam and a few others I can’t recall due to age. I would give anything just to feel that bond in civilian life.
    Thanks for suffering my fellow Korea vets.

  • F tab
    7:15 pm on February 8th, 2014 137

    F TAB WOLFPACK 82-85

  • F tab
    7:18 pm on February 8th, 2014 138

    My e mail bulushi98@yahoo.com

  • Dale Hanson
    2:50 pm on March 29th, 2014 139

    I served with the 117th AVN Co Camp Stanley March 1973 -April 1974. I remember the barracks and the old PX and Theater.

  • Les Profitt
    10:42 pm on May 8th, 2014 140

    Hi Stanley veterans, if you are on Facebook there is a Camp Stanley FB page with members ranging from the 50′s thru current active duty at Stanley now. Lots of photos and stories. It is closed group and you will be asked to provide your unit and years at Stanley to join. Maybe you’ll find some old friends. https://www.facebook.com/groups/campstanleykorea/

  • gary g molendy
    3:45 pm on June 26th, 2014 141

    TDY there in 1963. 123rd signal.

  • Russell Brown
    6:18 am on July 17th, 2014 142

    Charlie Rock!!! 2 tours in that building there. Second floor both times. 93-94 97-98.

 

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