Pictures of Korea: 1958-1959

Photographs by Paul E. Black

Paul E. Black of Tampa, Florida, provided this web site with color photographs of Korea that he took while stationed in The Land of Morning Calm.

Paul was 23 when he entered the U.S. Army in 1958. He was inducted into the Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After 13 weeks of training at Fort Knox he was sent to Fort Lewis, Washington. From Fort Lewis, Paul boarded a troop transport ship and steamed out to Korea; he arrived in Korea during May,1958. His Military Occupation Speciality was 716.20; he worked at the Seoul Area Command Open Mess Administration Office. He served in Korea for 13 months and rotated back to the States in June, 1959. He completed his military service as a Company Clerk at the Fort Stewart Army Hospital in Georgia.

Paul moved to Tampa, Florida in 1960. He first worked for a city planning consulting firm for 12.5 years, and then joined the local county planning commission, where he worked for the next 28.5 years. He retired at age 65 in October, 2000. He and his wife live in Tampa, Florida.

This gallery of photographs consists of 84 images. To insure quick loading of the thumbnails, the gallery is composed of 3 separate web pages. To see all the images, please insure that you view all three pages.

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Ascom City sign "Welcome to Seoul" "Welcome to Seoul Area Command"
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K-14 entrance Seoul Area Command NCO Open Mess warehouse building Paul Black near NCO Open Mess warehouse
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Paul Black War damage to airport terminal, Seoul Seoul Airport terminal building
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Seoul Area Command PX: Xmas, 1958 Seoul Area Command PX: Xmas, 1958 Paul Black and friend
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Paul Black and friend School boy Yongsan, Korean carpeter tent
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Yongsan base chapel Mr. Junk Woo Mr. Junk Woo, school boy, MSGT Anness
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School boy with Toyota truck Paul Black with SAC NCO Open Mess vehicle "Welcome to Seoul"
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Toyota Land Cruiser Paul Black next to Lister bag at ASCOM City 8th Army Headquarters, Yongsan
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Yongsan barracks buildings Yongsan base library Yongsan base "POL" service station (gas station)
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SP4 Paul Black Near Han River bridge Yongsan base

All photographs copyright 2004, by Paul E. Black

To see a gallery of Korean photos by Donald Gaydos from 1954-55 Go Here

To see a gallery of Korean photos by Dick Scheedel from 1965-66 Go Here

To see a gallery of Korean photos by Bob Auerhahn from 1969-70 (Coming)

To see an index page of black and white Korean photos from 1968 Go Here

To see an index page of Korean-Japanese photos from a September-October 2003 trip Go Here

To see an index page of color Korean-Japanese photos from the 1968-1969 collection Go Here

To see an index page of digital photos Go Here

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This page created by Neil Mishalov on 16 February 2004. Updated 1 April 2008