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  • Leon LaPorte
    6:52 pm on March 1st, 2008 1

    Hey GI, how do we get little pictures beside out names and such? I assume you must have some sort of account? But for the life of me I can't find the menu. Am I just dense or what?

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    12:29 am on March 2nd, 2008 2

    For anyone interested in having picture next to their comment as their official avatar all you have to do is go to <a href="” target=”_blank”> and sign up for an account. Once signed up you can upload an avatar that corresponds with your e-mail address and every time you leave a comment on a WordPress blog your avatar will show.

    Best of all it is a free service and quick and easy to do.

  • Tim Norris
    1:25 am on March 12th, 2008 3


    I have recently written a novel about Korean camptown life in the 1970s, Seasons in the Kingdom, currently available on and my website, and also in local bookstores in Maine. Do you review material like this for your websites info? If so I'd send you a copy to read.


    Tim Norris

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    10:41 am on March 12th, 2008 4


    Thanks for checking out the site and commenting. Check you e-mail because I just sent you message.

  • Tom Coyner
    4:15 am on March 28th, 2008 5

    If you are resident in Seoul, or plan to be in Seoul in the near future, please contact me via my email address to explore you possibly speaking at the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch on a mutually agreed upon subject on a second or fourth Tuesday evening in the future.



    Vice Chair


  • SSG K
    5:34 pm on May 19th, 2008 6

    This topic is probably a bit out of your lane and I'm posting in this forum with the hopes that the site admin sees it rather than your readers, I couldn't find any contact information on the site. I'm asking you for suggestions for an acquaintance from Ft. Knox, KY. Mrs. King has been informed that she must leave her housing after two months or her husband receiving No Pay Due because her husband is considered AWOL. 60 days ago he signed himself off post and never returned. When I knew him he was a cub scout den leader and a soccer coach for my daughter, someone who I would consider pretty stable. His wife is out of money and can not get an AER loan or any help from the Army. The Army has told his wife that they are not looking for him because he wasn't in the field when he went missing. His wife believes him to be the victim of a crime and is not only quite worried about him but is worried for herself and her children due to being homeless as of this coming friday.

    As I said, I know that this is probably out of your lane but if you have any suggestions as to what Mrs. King can do to find her husband I would really appreciate them.

    Thanks SSG K

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    12:08 am on May 20th, 2008 7

    First I would recommend she talks to JAG and the IG to see what her options are.

    If that doesn't work the best thing she could do then is contact her Congressman and inform that person of the situation. Congressmen are usually very receptive to helping people in the military and the command has to respond to a Congressional inquiry; I know because I have had to write letters back to Congressmen before myself after Congressional inquiries have been opened.

  • Monnifer
    3:30 am on March 18th, 2009 8

    Is there a way to become a content writer for the site?

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    2:19 pm on March 18th, 2009 9

    If you want to contribute content to the site you first need to begin posting over in the ROK Drop Forums:

    I you post good content over in the Forums then I will move it over to the main site. If you provide lots of good content then I may invite you to become a regular contributor. Thanks.

  • peter
    4:41 pm on June 1st, 2009 10

    I think this site is really cool…………. c'd anyone pls predict what Kim Jong-il will do next ? With US reaction so passive, will he target Alaska ?


  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    10:12 pm on June 1st, 2009 11

    Kim Jong-il isn't going to target anyone to include Alaska. He is perfecting his weapons capabilities to strengthen the prestige of his military and giving himself a stronger bargaining hand whenever they decide to return to negotiations.

  • Pastor Larry Tan
    10:00 pm on November 27th, 2009 12

    There is a pressing need thatis shown in this website,… , and it is about a growing work in the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio City. We are so full already esp. in our 4-yr tuition free Bbile Seminary with 50% Commerce (Business Admin). We can realize our dreams of putting up a MISSION HOUSE, CAMPSITE, AND MAYBE A STUDENT CENTER AND ESL ENGLISH TUTORIAL CENTER. Pls access the site and email me. Or refer us to some Korean mission boards whose heart is helping churhces build church-schools. WE GOT ANOTHER PROPERTY AS WE HAVE A VACANT LOT TO PUT UP AN EXTENSION CHURCH MISSION HOUSE IN GREEN VALLEY, BAGUIO CITY! May I hear from you?

  • Leon LaPorte
    12:02 am on November 28th, 2009 13

    Quit spamming Pastor. The answer isn't spamming. The answer you seek comes through prayer. Have faith!

  • tim avants
    12:36 am on May 11th, 2010 14

    [DELETED BY ADMIN - Off topic personal attack]

  • The Truth
    5:13 pm on May 11th, 2010 15

    Tim Avants,

    I think that you will remain unemployed a long time. You sound mentally unstable and like you are making things up.

    The president of a Christian university fired you.

    Why don't you file a wrongful termination suit?

  • ChickenHead
    12:27 am on May 12th, 2010 16

    I am equally distrustful of…

    …leftist “teachers” pushing an agenda that declares broad rights and freedoms on controversial issues to young students without emphasizing the responsibilities and consequences that go along with these decisions and actions.

    …those who over-define themselves by their religion and use it as some kind of “proof”, through repeated references, that everything they say is the absolute Truth backed by God.

    …”schools” that have as many mistakes on their English website as Global Prodigy Academy does.

    …administrators who run a school with first-year teachers and would rather cover up controversy than address it.

    Ohhh… I bet there are no heroes in this story.

  • Student at GPA
    6:45 pm on July 3rd, 2010 17

    Dear Mr THE TRUTH, Tim Avants was truthful and students RAN FROM THAT SCHOOL !away from lesbians…We dont ewant to be taught that!!

    Believe me, the parents saw the truth and I think Mr Avants is wonderful. We all do. Youre DEAD WRONG about everything!

  • Student at GPA
    6:46 pm on July 3rd, 2010 18


  • kim
    6:03 am on September 20th, 2010 19


  • ChickenHead
    6:36 am on September 20th, 2010 20

    Once again, gross illiteracy strikes in an education-related topic.

    What the hell are PARETNS, OUT CHILDREN and OUT HEARTS?

  • Retired GI
    1:42 pm on September 20th, 2010 21

    Kim #19, If you can spell no better than THAT, at least take the "CAPS LOCK" off. Only those with weak brains type with the CAPS LOCK always on.

    Is your brain weak?

    #18, same question to you.

    Pastor Larry Tan? Where have I heard that name before? Oh yea! Wasn't he begging for money here once before?

    How well I remember the "kind words" of his supporters. :grin: Some of the most hatefull and illiterate writting I've ever seen. I thought they were joking at first.

    Very entertaining reading. :lol: A great testimonal of the love and faith of the cows following Pastor Tan. :roll:

  • R. Ybright
    10:30 am on October 17th, 2010 22

    Spelling,Grammar,& Punctuation, especially in a world-wide forum, are

    the least anyone can expect.

    The last time I commented to an errant poster,quite courteously "that someone should have a look at his spell-checker feature," I had my post removed by an over-zealous Moderator with an obvious "determination to please", for what he 'wrongly' assumed was ridicule.

    PLEASE NOTE: This incident did not take place on this Forum.

  • thomasglee
    11:38 pm on July 26th, 2011 23

    What happened to the forums section where we could post pics. I was trying to find some pics I had posted a while back to link and share with a friend that just discovered your site.

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    4:41 am on July 27th, 2011 24

    Thomas I had to remove the forums because there was something wrong with the installation that was eating up massive bandwidth on the site.

  • Gary Stanfill
    9:28 am on September 6th, 2011 25

    I spent 3 years from 77-80 in the western Cordor..I was with the 552 Sig Co and ran the phone system first out of Cp Howze then I moved up to Cp Giant…I read your piece on the Camps of the western Cordor and it brought back fond memories..I met my wife while at Cp Howze..I would Like to get a Hard copie fo your piece along with Pictures…Please contact me….Asap…Thank you..i think I might have some info on the Area…And I have some Questions for you….THANKS…

  • Earl J. Riley Jr. (Radar)
    3:19 pm on October 16th, 2011 26

    Hey guys, enjoy reading about the corridor. was stationed at original camp rice in yonjugol in 1973. moved to camp stanton, which was renamed camp gerry owen by the time i arrived there in the summer of 73. liked to go over and hitch rides on hueys. spent lot of time in the field and ville. King star, new yorker clubs and others can remembder right now. very primitive area when i was there. the year i arrived, we were told we would not have to wear fatigues and carry weapons around. served with b trp, 4/7th cav, 2nd inf div. was radio operator, but also served as codes clerk, postal clerk, scout and several other jobs the year i was there.

  • Friedrich Apollo Phoenix
    11:34 am on December 2nd, 2011 27

    i have been korea for about 1 month via UNCLE SAM… looking for liked minded people to discuss politics and the SOFA agreement … found the ROKDROP, interested in seeing places of interest and people… feel free to email at

  • Victor Gomez
    4:48 pm on March 26th, 2012 28

    @ROK Drop author: I would like to speak with you about an active case. Sorry about the lack of detail, but I do not feel free providing additional information via this public forum. Please e-mail me at:

  • John lim
    1:19 am on November 4th, 2012 29

    Retired GI is such an idiot, homosexual fanatic of lowest animal nature!

  • John lim
    1:26 am on November 4th, 2012 30

    This is Retired GI comment – “How well I remember the “kind words” of his supporters. Some of the most hatefull and illiterate writting I’ve ever seen. I thought they were joking at first.” Who then is illiterate. This guy talks like a GRO she can’t spell the word ‘writing’ correctly, moron!

  • John lim
    1:29 am on November 4th, 2012 31

    Retired GI should be addressed as she and her, a loudmouthed prostitute the way she talks, shit like crap!

  • G.I. G.I. Joe
    5:22 am on November 4th, 2012 32

    Oh, resurrecting this thread brings back some painful memories of victims of Tim Avants (see comments this thread, 14 -20). BTW, comments 17, 18, and 19 were all Tim Avants under a different name.

    The comment by ChickenHead (R.I.P.) was just ill-informed. The Tim Avants was delusional and trashed some very fine people. Some of his victims and their families are still reeling from his attacks after two years.

    If the mods check the IP’s of Tim Avants, Kim, and GPA Student, you’ll find that they’re all Tim Avants. His mark is ALL CAPS, insane ranting, and gross misspellings.

    Again, to the good people who left Korea because of him, I hope you and your families recover.

    As painful as my memories of those lost friends are, I’m glad that this thread still exists so that if anyone does a background check on Tim Avants they can see his long trail of destruction in Korea.

  • Don
    3:35 pm on August 29th, 2013 33

    I have a year book for the 127th Signal Bn year 1969-1970. If you need to look up someone that might be able to help you in a VA claim. Camp Casey.

  • Bob
    9:37 am on January 4th, 2014 34

    how do I append my name?
    there are TWO Bob’s.
    Please email me back channel.

  • ChickenHead
    11:39 am on January 4th, 2014 35

    Good Bob,

    There is a big box at the bottom of all comments where you just typed your comment. At the top of this box, it says “Leave Your Comment Here”.

    Within this large box, there are 4 boxes to type information.

    There are three small boxes (Name, Mail, Website) and one large box to type your message.

    In the “Name” box, it should say “Bob”.

    Click that box with your mouse pointer. Type your new name.

    You may use the left and right arrow keys to position the cursor. You may also use the backspace and delete to remove “Bob”.

    When you submit a comment, whatever name is in the “Name” box will be the name displayed.

    I’m sorry you have to change your name. Bad Bob is kind of a known jerk… and is far too proud to give it back to you.

  • johnnyboy
    12:13 pm on January 4th, 2014 36

    Good Bob,

    You could always just wait it out. I’m sure once his reputation is thoroughly shot under his current incarnation, he will once again go into the chrysalis phase and re-emerge as an even bigger turd with a fresh new name.

  • Bob (Tank Commander 68)
    8:55 pm on January 4th, 2014 37

    hooorah… got it!
    Thanks ChickenHead. If you live in Phoenix, let me know, I have a nice homebrew for you!!


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