Welcome to the ROK Drop!

The ROK Drop has been active since 2004 and is the longest running blog on the Internet dedicated to Korea, Northeast Asia and the US military.  I am a former USFK soldier who has maintained a long term interest in the region even though I have moved on to other things.  I still travel frequently to the region and really enjoy all the interaction with all the great readers known as “ROK Heads” on the site.  You to can become a ROK Head and join in the conversation by registering at this link.

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  1. I was in Korea,back in ’66/67…I was wondering if anyone can help me with what location/camp I was in….
    I v was in 2nb inf.div…hq company
    That’s all I remember.
    The camp was in a town called (yanjago..I’m sure that’s spelled wrong..then walking thru the town, it was nothing but bars,prostitutes,kids offering you to do their moms,and mom’s and dad’s asking if you wanted to sleep with their daughter..then there was the “turkey farm”..lots of girls behind a fenced area..asking you if you wanted to buy them for 5 bucks..beyond that town was podjuri..another town. With ho’s,drinking hooches, and clubs..GREAT TIMES…lol
    Amyways..can anyone tell me where this was ..or how I can get info?

  2. 2id hq was at cp. howze, then. not quite in either of those towns. yongju-gol, paju-ri.

  3. Request permission to copy the Stars & Stripes article about the 2 November 1966 ambush appearing on your page. Presently, I am writing “Smell the Gunpowder” Korea 1945 to 1975, and would like to include this article as an attachment. Copy and Paste with credit ROK Drop.
    I was at Camp Alamo 1966/67 in the DMZ on the night of the ambush.
    Thank you, Bill

  4. @William Graser, I have no issues with you using the article and crediting the site. Just make sure that you credit the Stars & Stripes newspaper as well since it is their article. Good luck with writing your book! I hope to read it whenever it is published.

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