Camp Humphreys was one of Korea's largest Army installations in the 1970s. Units were also located at Camp Howard and Camp Ames. Camp Humphreys covers an area about one mile wide and two miles long.
Camp Humphreys in 1976-77 had several 3 story concrete block barracks as well as quasent huts. The camp had an NCO/EM club and an Officers club, Bowling Ally, Craft and Hobby Shop, Katusa Bar, PX, Class 6 store and several other stores. Camp Humphreys is located 55 miles south of Seoul on Highway #1 and eight miles east-southeast of Highway #1 on highway #45. It is eight miles west of the Bay of Asan on the West coast of Korean peninsula.
Camp Humphreys is also known as K-6. The airfield was initially constructed by the Japanese in 1939 during their occupation of Korea. After the Korean War broke out, the U.S. Air Force repaired and built a new runway to accommodate the Marine Air Group and the 6147th Tactical Control Group.
In 1962, the airfield was renamed Camp Humphreys, in honor of CWO Benjamin K. Humphreys, of the 4th Transportation Company, who died in a helicopter accident near here.
Camp Humphreys is the headquarters location for support of Eight United States Army and United States Forces Korea units south of Seoul and north of Taejon that includes units at Wonju (Camp Long & Camp Eagle), North East of Camp Humphreys.
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I was there in 1978-79, assigned to Hq Company Garrison, and was the Maintenance Sgt and NCOIC of the Transportation Motor Pool (TMP). I also worked part time at the MARS Station.