03 August 2017

Korea, Part Eleven – Photographs taken in 1968 & 1969

I was on active duty in the U.S. Army from 6 September 1967 to 12 April 1969. While on active duty I served the majority of my time as a soldier in the 7th Ordnance Company (Special Ammo). The 7th Ordnance Company was a component of the 83rd Ordnance Battalion, which was a part of the U.S. 8th Army. The 83rd Ordnance Battalion was sited adjacent to Seoksu-dong, a small village located about twenty miles south of Seoul, Korea. During my Korean tour of duty, I had the opportunity to visit Japan twice; during November 1968 and also during March 1969.

Below are some of the photos that I took while in Japan. The National Archives of Korea expertly scanned and digitized each photograph. I do not include a description of each image; I prefer to let the pictures speak for themselves. 

Click on each image to see the full-size photograph.

Go Here to view Part One

Would you like to see additional photographs that I took while in Japan? If so, I suggest that you go to my Korean-Japanese photo page. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access my Japanese photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com

"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams
"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

Nikon F camera mounted with either a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens or a Nikkor 200mm f/3.5 lens was used to take these photographs.