Page Started Feb 14 2009

Camp Colbern




The Gate Taken in 2008


Camp Colbern was named in honor of MG William H. Colbern, US Army, whose 39 years of military service included participation in WWI, WWII, and the Korean War.

In November 2005 Camp Colbern closed and preperations were made to transfer ownership of the facility to the Republic of Korea. Mention of this shift was made in US-ROK Land Partnership Plan in 2002, when the expected date of closure was 2008.

Camp Colbern was a small camp south of the capital, near K-16, an army airfield. Immediately prior to its closure Camp Colbern was home to the 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade. The Battalion's mission was to provide a combat-ready, forward-deployed tactical signal battalion in support of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, USFK and Eighth U.S. Army commanders during the Korean War, the Armistice and still remain providing communications in Korea.





 304th Signal Battalion 















View of Camp Colbern from the mountain

New Toll Road to Seoul Under Construction seen at top of picture


Zoomed in View






Village, with new Toll Road under construction in back ground




Toll Gate that is accross from Colbern now.































































Headed to the Field in 1976














Firing Section Shamming















Perimeter Bunker






Below pictures from SP4 Walter Bush,
at Cp Colbern in 1970 with the Recon Plt,
2/32 Inf, 7th Infantry Div, 1970





















1969
3rd BN 81st Arty, I Corp SERGEANT Missile.


Spec 4 Hanerfeld in the tower guarding the MSA at Colbern




Sergeant Missile






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Added Feb 16 2009


With all the hundreds of thousands that have served in Korea since the 50s, I thought it would be nice to have a place to leave messages and comments for others that served in the same area or unit. You can post up messages, stories, pictures, or what ever you wish, to pass on to others. The below forum is set up for your use.

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