|Type||Â Â Â||115 Army Base|
|Historical Name of Location||Â Â Â||Keijo, Korea|
|Coordinates||Â Â Â||37.537108000, 126.980259000|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseThe area of Yongsan, now enveloped by the city of Seoul (Japanese name during the occupation period: Keijo) but had previously been undeveloped land, had been long been associated with military use through Korean history. Early in the 1910-1945 Japanese occupation of Korea, the Japanese Army began further developing the base, which ultimately would become a headquarters of troops stationed in the region. After WW2, the United States Army took over control of the base and operated it under the name Yongsan Garrison. Today, many Japanese-built structures are still standing, including the headquarters building of the US Eighth Army.
Last Major Update: Sep 2014
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