Welcome to the forum. I was in Korea 4 times, with the 1st being in 1960-61 as a Truck Driver in the 7th Inf Division. Was assigned to the 17th Transportation Bn at Camp Casey, but TDY to Camp Kaiser for 3 months. Loved the job, and enjoyed driving all the roads north of Uijongbu. Back then, places like TDC were very much like Dodge City in the cowboy movies. There was no SOFA agreement then, so things got a little wild. Where was PANGORI located? They change the village names so often, it is hard to research places.
I returned in 1969-70, and saw things had started to change south of Uijongbu, but the villages near the DMZ were still the "wild west". I spent most of this tour at Cp St Barbara with a 12 man detachment from D Co 4th Maint Bn, and had a blast there. The roads north of Camp Casey were still dirt then, but blacktopping them had just started. We loaded up in our 2 1/2 ton van, and went to Cp Stanley for pay and any needed administrative stuff once a month. Other than that, only telephone contact. Was GREAT!
My 3rd tour was in 78-79, down south at Cp Humphries. Had to start acting civilized down there.
4th tour was in 81-82 at Camp Red Cloud. Korea had moved from a 3rd world country, to a semi modern one. A lot better living, both on and off post, but I missed the action of the early years.
If you have any photos, post them up.
Was stationed in Korea 1960-61, 69-70, 78-79, 81-82.