Comments: Great site! I was stationed at Osan AB from 1966-1967 and then again from 1975-1976 as a Security Policeman. I can't believe all of the changes to the air base and the village. The troops that are stationed there now have got it made compared to us old timers. I still enjoyed my time there and the good friends I made. I retired from the Air Force in 1984 and now live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Would like to hear from any friends from back then.
Comments: USAF Osan AFB, K-55, APO-970, 03/57-04/58, ex-mayor of cheeko village, while stationed there, hut burned down, was on R&R in Tokyo, with 5 other buddies, we all lost everything we owned at the time. Was a coal cracking teenager from PA and this was my first time away from anywhere. I got my first base choice in the States though, Mitchell AFB, Long Island, NY. Played on the base softball team in 1957 all over Korea, while there. Did the same in the states and ended my playing days in 1960. Never went back to Korea to visit, but now play golf with many Koreans at Bethpage State Park on Long Island. It's a small world after all. Most of the Koreans were not born with whom I play golf here.
Comments: I, too stumbled upon this site by accident, searched Bing for Highpoint radio relay site, Korea, 1958. I was stationed at this site in 1958 and was a microwave radio relay (mos 281.1) operator that year; 13 months on top of this mountain. The stories I could tell. I am 73 now; I joined the army in '57. After nearly a year training at Ft. Monmouth NJ, I shipped to Company C, Long Lines Signal Battalion in Taejon, and wound up on this mountain. It sure has changed. For one thing there were no trees there then. I have many color pictures made on Highpoint. It was life-changing, to say the least. Love you guys CH
Comments: LOVE this site..accidentally stumbled upon it. I was stationed at Osan as a Security Policeman in 1970 and 1971. Worked Security, then Law Enforcement (Gate Guard and Town Patrol). Any Security Policeman who was stationed there around that time remember going to the DMZ for Heavy Weapons Training? If so, contact me as the VA is denying benefits from exposure to Agent Orange at the DMZ during that timeframe. The VA claims we were never there! Thanks!
Comments: At Osan with family Jul 80 to Jul 83 and again Jul 87 to Jul 91. Worked in maintenance in a variety of positions from AGE Branch Chief to Maintenance Chief Enlisted Manager. Loved every minute!! Lived in Mustang Village on both tours. Fond memories.
Comments: K-55 ! WOW ! I was there in Supply, refueling, 1955/56. I remember well the quansant huts,spell that right ?, and the walk in the cold to the latrines out back. Best part of my year was a stint to Formosa, still refueling, temporary duty and living on a Chinese Air Base in tents. Tents seemed better than quansant huts and it was a tropical dream anyway. Seemed in the mid 50's those Chinese airmen didn't have many regulations. It got pretty exciting at least once every day. haha Well I was 18, joined at 17, and quite an adventure. All the memories are warm, Korea and Formosa, and I knew a lot of swell troops. Anyone know of a 2nd lt.,Staney D. Reiner Chicago Ill., who was the refueling section officer 1955/56 at K-55 ? Great officer and we called him "Stan the Man". I gotta quit or I'll go on all day. Live in Dunedin Fl. these days. Hope some of the guys there then will see this post. Love all ya'll