On 3 September 2016, I was contacted by a representative of the National Archives of Korea, a branch of the federal government of the Republic of Korea. The National Archives of Korea were interested in acquiring my Korean photographs. I was honored by their request, and I donated approximately 900 original color and black-and-white photographs to the Korean people.
On 2 February 2017, I went to the Republic of Korea's San Francisco Consulate. Jung Yoon-Ho, the Deputy Consul-General welcomed me; I gave him the film and associated documents. The film was then sent to Seoul via diplomatic pouch.
Lieutenant York is promoted to Captain. He was the officer in charge of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attached to the 83rd Ordnance Battalion.
I am able to identify three of the men in this photograph. Far left: First Sergeant Gill, 7th Ord Co. 4th from left: Lieutenant Colonel Boxell. The tall soldier behind the gentleman in the white shirt and gray pants is Command Sergeant Major Daniel Boone Nifong.
Private First Class Brown, a member of the 260th Military Police Company, is receiving the "Best Driver" award from Lieutenant-Colonel Boxell.
The 83rd Ordnance Battalion
The 83rd Ordnance Battalion.
The large building at the top of the photo is a view of a side of the Battalion Movie Theatre. The small quonset hut adjacent to the basketball court was the quarters of the Command Sergeant Major.
This is a view looking east from the inside of the 83rd Ordnance Battalion. The houses are part of the village of Suk Sudong.
A view from a water storage tank located within the 83rd Ordnance Battalion compound. The quonset huts are within the compound. Part of Seoksu-dong village is also visible. The large building seen in the rear of the photo was a stage location for a commercial movie studio.
95% of the buildings within the 83rd Ordnance Battalion were quonset huts.
The Republic of Korea, American, and United Nations flags are snapping in the breeze in front of the 83rd Ordnance Battalion headquarters building.
The 83rd Ordnance Battalion motor pool.
M35 series 2.5 ton 6x6 cargo trucks. These trucks are ready to roll.
A quonset hut with a view of the portion of a wall that surrounded and protected the 83rd Ordnance Battalion living quarters.
The 83rd Ordnance Battalion.
The village of Seoksu-dong.
My trusty M151 1/4-ton jeep.
Leaving the 83rd Ordnance Battalion compound.
The 7th Ordinance Company (Special Ammo) living quarters and bathroom facilities.
It is a rainy day at the 83rd Ordnance Battalion. This photo was taken from the front of the mailroom.
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I visited Japan during 1968 and 1969. Here are some of the photographs that I took while in Japan.
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A Nikon F camera mounted with either a Nikkor 200mm f/3.5 lens or a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens was used to take these photographs.
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