A clarification regarding this article was published Oct.
However all this would change in when it became a pivotal battlefield during the Korean War.
The terrain around Uijongbu provided the last natural defensive positions before the North Korean army could reach Seoul. Below is a picture of Uijongbu in In the picture you can see Highway 3 which is the north-south highway running in the center of the picture and Highway43 which is on the right of the picture that is a northeast-southwest running highway.
These two highways converge in Uijongbu and are the two routes the North Koreans used to capture the city during the Korean War.
Camp Essayons (Deactivated) In July Camp Essayons closed and preperations were made to transfer ownership of the facility to the Republic of Korea. This tranfer was completed 15 July http. Camp Essayons is near Camps Red Cloud and Stanley, which offer many of the services not available on Camp Essayons. Camp Essayons is one of the forty-two camps north of Seoul authorized Hardship Duty Pay of $ per month as of 01 January CAMP ESSAYONS, South Korea — The 2nd Infantry Division has vacated this facility and this month will leave another nearby base — Camp Kyle, in Uijeongbu City, officials said.
Here is a modern day Google Earth image of Uijongbu that shows how much it has grown as well as identifying the major US military installations in the city: Read more about the US military installation in Uijongbu at the below link: This below picture is taken from Cheonbo-san mountain that shows the US military base Camp Kyle in the foreground and Uijongbu in the distance tucked into the slopes of beautiful Dobong-san mountain in Notice how Camp Kyle is on the outskirts of the city and is surrounded by farm land.
I have had people in Korea now a days ask me why the US military built their bases within Korean cities? Here is a picture I took from the same vantage point back in that shows how Camp Kyle has been completely surrounded by the city: So it should be no surprise that Camp Kyle was one of the US military bases in Uijongbu that was shutdown in Here is a picture from the same vantage point in In the picture it can be seen that Camp Kyle has been completely leveled as the land is prepared for redevelopment.
Here is how Camp Kyle looked when it was still open in Here is how the camp looked when it was open in Here is how it looks in after being leveled for redevelopment: If you look closely in the earlier picture of Uijongbu you can see that the old Camp Essayons has been leveled as well in order to construct a university hospital.
Here is what the camp looked like back in when it was open: Another USFK base Camp La Guardia has also been leveled and can be seen in the center of the below photograph also when it was open in Camp La Guardia was really a base that needed to be closed because it was an old airfield that had been completely surrounded by the growing Uijongbu.
Not all the camps in Uijongbu have been closed though. Below is a picture of Camp Red Cloud that can be seen lying at the slopes of the hills to the west of town: Camp Stanley is the other US military base still open in Uijongbu that lies right next to the Uijongbu Prison that is the building pictured below with the blue roof: The land where these US military camps is located is not the only place in Uijongbu being redeveloped.
In the past 10 years this entire city feels like it has been redeveloped. The heart of the city is without a doubt the area around the Uijongbu Train Station.
In addition to the train station the entire downtown area is being redeveloped as well. Here is a picture of downtown directly across from the east side of the train station: Further into downtown away from the new buildings around the train station, the older Uijongbu of older buildings, street ajummas selling goods, crazy traffic, oblivious pedestrians, the blackmarket area, etc.
Here are a few pictures of the area of downtown Uijongbu to the west of the train station that was taken back in The first picture is of a wedding hall: Here is the main thoroughfare in this part of town in looking east towards Uijongbu Station:CAMP ESSAYONS, South Korea — The 2nd Infantry Division has vacated this facility and this month will leave another nearby base — Camp Kyle, in Uijeongbu City, officials said.
During 19 years of service, he has held a variety of . Camp Essayons (Deactivated) In July Camp Essayons closed and preperations were made to transfer ownership of the facility to the Republic of Korea. This tranfer was completed 15 July http. Camp Jackson (Uijongbu) Camp Pililaau (Uijongbu) Camp Rose (Sonyu-ri) Camp Saber (Mason-ni) Misc DMZ Area Pictures Camps On The Map My time in the Army.
The Korean Government made a display of my photos here. Photo Display. The Closing Of Camp Essayons In Uijongbu South Korea The closing of camp essayons in uijongbu south korea.
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