Photos of Seouksu-Dong, Korea in 2009

Photos by Mr. Ojin Kwon

Mr. OJIN KWON was born in Seoul, Korea, and moved to Seouksu-Dong in 1977. Mr. Kwon, who is in his 60's, enjoys taking photographs and in early September 2009, I received a few photos from him. The pictures showed that the Korean location of the U.S. Army 83rd Ordnance Battalion, has been replaced with the Daelim apartment complex. In addition, a 10 lane highway was constructed through what was once farm land behind the 83rd Ordnance compound. I contacted Mr. Kwon and asked him to send additional photographs of Seouksu-Dong and Anyang, if he had the opportunity to do so. Fortunately Mr. Kwon responded by sending photos of the streets and alleys of Seouksu-Dong. The pictures provided to me included embedded text; all text on the photographs is by Ojin Kwon. Thanks to Mr. Kwon for sending the photographs.

Seouksu-Dong area in 2009

83rd Ordnance Battalion site is outlined with a ellipse

Seouksu-Dong area in 1968

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The former site of the 83rd Ordnance battalion is now occupied by a number of high-rise apartment buildings The entrance to the apartment complex
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Seouksu-Dong, the small village adjacent to the 83rd Ordnance Battalion The main street into Seouksu-Dong
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The beginning of the street into Seouksu-Dong
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Anyang is about 2 miles south of Seouksu-Dong. Seoul is about 20 miles north of Seouksu-Dong
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A beautiful Fall day in Seouksu-Dong Daum satellite map image of Seouksu-Dong and the site of the 83rd Ordnance Battalion. Daum satellite map image of Seouksu-Dong. A portion of the 83rd Ordnance Battalion is in the lower part of the image. Note the highway in the upper right corner.That wasn't even a dream in 1968.

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