Gravestones, Guardians,
                 and Bunkers
         Korean tradition holds that the dead are buried within a mound
of earth on a hillside facing and blessing the family rice field.  When
times are bad, the survivors can relocate the grave for a better
harvest.   
       Marvin and I stumbled across gravestones, earth mounds,
pillars, guardians, and bunkers on Easy’s foothills and Radio Hill’s
slopes.  

THE GRAVESTONES AND BURIAL SITES ON EASY'S WESTERN
SLOPES.
        These artifacts were located east of the BLV road just outside
the main gate.
         In my youthful naiveté I desecrated this gravesite by sitting indifferently on
gravestones.  I apologize to my Korean brethren.  Notice that this recent grave
with a quality gravestone has pillars, rather than guardians, on either side of the
burial mound.
 
                Random gravestone                              Pillar with BLV Motor Pool in                      
                                                                          background.  The fence behind the pillar        
                                                                          leads to the right to the main gate.
THE GUARDIANS AND GRAVES ON RADIO HILL'S SLOPES
            We came across these graves on the west side of the Blue
Lancer Road at the outskirts of NulloRi.  
         The two guardians in the form of Buddhist priests stand watch over the
gravesite.  The burial mound (the grave) is behind the gravestone.  Note the
bunker at the upper left.  The back of the guardian was once used for target
practice.   
Note:  SP4 Marvin Garcia took all photos of me with my camera,
late summer 1965
        This photo was taken facing due east from Radio Hills northern slopes.  The
road runs north from the BLV at the right to the left toward NulloRi.  The rice
paddies and outshirts of NulloRi are in the background, and Easy is on the horizon.
        This gravestone and burial mound was located             Closeup of grave guardian
above the BLV road on the eastern skirts of Radio Hill's
northern slopes.
        This photo was taken facing due west.  The rice paddies, the road to MunsanNi,
the imjin River bend area, and Spoonbill are visible in the background.
THE BUNKERS
   SP4 George Gustavson (CoB1stBn12thCav,63-64BLV) reports
he "built many, many bunkers, trenches and tank revetments all
along the hills west of Nullo-ri, mostly with a view of the Imjin
bend area."   These pictures taken in the summer of 1965 are of
the bunkers SP4 Gustavson built.
        This bunker faces northeast toward Spoonbill and the Imjin River bend from
Radio Hill’s foothills at the outskirts of NulloRi just above the graves and
guardians.
         These three bunkers face northeast toward Spoonbill and the Imjin River
bend from the Radio Hill slopes located across the BLV road from NulloRi.  The
photo was taken facing east from the road leading to MunsanNi from NulloRi.


        


        Your photos are welcome; please feel free to present your
pictures with commentary—SP4 Julio Martinez.  
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