T h e F l a g s
three standards in a free world
The United States The United Nations The Republic of Korea
The U.S. colors always wave at their own right symbolizing
American support at Freedom’s Frontier. All troops serve under
the auspices of the United Nations, thus the U.N. flag’s presence.
The Ying and Yang that symbolize opposites while the assorted
broken lines characterize strength through varied unity, stand in
their own domain—the Republic of Korea.
Camp McGovern, 1965 Camp Ross, 1965 Blue Lancer Valley, 1965
Photos by SP4 Julio Martinez
Camp Blue Lancer Valley, Korea
Photo by SGT Rick Benson, 1967
The Flags wave before the Parade Ground with South Queen in the background.
Significancantly, the U.S. flag waves at half-staff. Notice the three bunkers facing
due west on South Queen.
The focal point of Camp Blue Lancer Valley, as with all military
installations is THE FLAGS. In the decades following Korea’s
occupation all U.S. Army compounds have hoisted three flags: the
Stars and Stripes of the United States, the Arctic Globe and
Wreath of The United Nations, and the Ying and Yang of the
Republic of Korea respectively. These prominently placed
ensigns dominate the entire camp. The standards always front
the Commanding Officer’s Headquarters that face the parade
SP4 Julio Martinez