• Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander of USAG Yongsan, presented certificates of appreciation from left to right to Command Sgt. Major. Yang, Hoy Jung, of Area II ROKA support group, Capt. Jang, Deok Jin, ROKA Staff Officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Sgt. Maj. Kim, Dae Hyun, ROKA Staff Sgt. Maj. for 142nd Military Police Company during ROK Armed Forces Day Commemorative Luncheon and Best Friends Award Ceremony, Oct. 12. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin Frazier)

    Friendship appreciation ceremony recognizes ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander of USAG Yongsan, presented certificates of appreciation from left to right to Command Sgt. Major. Yang, Hoy Jung, of Area II ROKA support group, Capt. Jang, Deok Jin, ROKA Staff Officer for Headquarters and...

  • U.S. Soldiers and KATUSAs of United States Army Garrsion of Yongsan were given certificates of appreciation during the ROK Armed Forces Day Commemorative Luncheon and Best Friends Award ceremony here, Oct. 12. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin Frazier)

    Friendship appreciation ceremony recognizes ROK-U.S. Alliance

    U.S. Soldiers and KATUSAs of United States Army Garrsion of Yongsan were given certificates of appreciation during the ROK Armed Forces Day Commemorative Luncheon and Best Friends Award ceremony here, Oct. 12. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin Frazier)

  • Col. Lee, Seok Jae, Commander of the 8th Army ROK Support Group presented awards from left to right to Capt. Jose M. Pena, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment for 94TH Military Police Battalion,  Capt. Tremain L . Fergerson, commander of 251st Signal Detachment, and 1st. Sgt. Daphne E. Givens for their contributions to enhance the ROK-U.S. Alliance during  the ROK Armed Forces Day Commemorative Luncheon and Best Friends Award Ceremony, Oct. 12.(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin Frazier)

    Friendship appreciation ceremony recognizes ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Col. Lee, Seok Jae, Commander of the 8th Army ROK Support Group presented awards from left to right to Capt. Jose M. Pena, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment for 94TH Military Police Battalion, Capt. Tremain L . Fergerson, commander...

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan held the ROK Armed Forces Day Commemorative Luncheon and Best Friends Award ceremony to pay tribute for the hard-work of Korean and U.S. Servicemembers here, Oct. 12.

The awardees were given recognition for their hard-work and partnership with each other and also for their contribution to the enhancement of ROK-US alliance and KATUSA program.

"Today, ceremony is a way for us to thank all of these Service members for their sacrifice and allowing our two countries to world together to change global challenges," said Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander of USAG Yongsan. "Without their enthusiasm, dedication, and hard-work our KATUSA and U.S. Soldier partnership would not be as successful today."

Several Servicemembers were awarded for volunteering their services to the Yongan community.

"I appreciate having this great opportunity to be able to work hand and hand with the KATUSA Soldiers," said Cpl. Ched Kibler, Orderly Room NCOIC for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan.

During this event, many Servicemembers who had lost their lives were paid tribute to with a moment of silence for the sacrifice of their lives to protect this nation and the value of democracy.

"It is an honor to recognize the many Servicemembers for their contributions and assistance in their support with helping the community," said Lt. Col. Park, Ju Hyun, commander of the Area II ROK Army Support Group.

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