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PostSubject: Uijongbu 1951-53 47th OLAM CO   Uijongbu 1951-53 47th OLAM CO Icon_minitimeMon May 30, 2011 11:19 am

my name is Thomas Bonaccorso i served with the 47th Ordinance Light Aircraft Maintenance Co. from
dec 1951 to jan 1953 worked on L19 Birdogs and H13 Ds & Es Uijongbu was not a big town at the time
slept in sleeping bags till i left, in my last remaining days at the base the unit changed to a TAAM unit
( Transportation Army Aircraft Maintenance co. Its been a few years since i tried to find out about the
unit but heard they went to Hawaii.
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PostSubject: Re: Uijongbu 1951-53 47th OLAM CO   Uijongbu 1951-53 47th OLAM CO Icon_minitimeMon May 30, 2011 1:26 pm

Welcome to the site Tom. I have a couple pictures of Uijongbu from the early mid 50s, and it sure has grown since then. I was 1st in Korea in 1960, and it was just starting to recover from the War. The MSR from Seoul going north had just been blacktopped, but still a narrow 2 lane road. All the other roads north of Seoul were gravel, or just dirt. Most of the buildings in Uijongbu single floor, with a few near the main intersection being 2 floors.

In 1969, I was just southeast of Uijongbu about 3 miles at Camp Stanley. This started out as a tent camp in 1953 for the 13th Helicopter Company, and is about the same size now as the main camp in Uijongbu, Camp Red Cloud.

I was last stationed in Korea in 1982, and was assigned at Camp Red Cloud this time. It still had many of the Quonset huts that were built to replace the tents in 1954, but these seem to be all gone now, and collage like dorm buildings have replaced them.

If you have any photos from your time in Korea, I would love to add them to the main web page.

Was stationed in Korea 1960-61, 69-70, 78-79, 81-82.
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