KATUSA and US Friendship Week reflects strong bonds

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Photo by Pfc. Chin, Hyun-joon
Photo by Pfc. Chin, Hyun-joon

KATUSA and US Friendship Week reflects strong bonds

by: Pfc. Chin, Hyun-joon | .
The Morning Calm | .
published: June 22, 2013

DAEGU GARRISON — Camp Walker and Area IV kicked off the 2013 KATUSA-US Friendship Week June 10 on Kelly field, with opening remarks from the now former USAG Daegu Commander Col. Kathleen A. Gavle, and Lt. Col. Cheong, Se-Kwan, Commander, Area IV ROKA Support Group. This year’s KATUSA-US Friendship Week ran for a period of four days, with every day packed with excitement, fun, and friendship.

The KATUSA-US Friendship Week is a grand place of cultural exchange, in which people from two different countries can share a cultural paradigm. The week-long activity provided various events that were ideal for such an experience. Those events included many sports and games involving US and KATUSA Soldiers, as well as a performance of Korean traditional music, and martial arts. In addition, participants had a chance to try Korean traditional foods and even liquors.

Through these colorful and engaging events, not only did the military personnel display their enjoyment, but so did other community members from around Area IV and the Southeast Hub. Clearly the KATUSA-US Friendship Week event represented an opportunity to enhance and confirm the strong bonds between both neighbors and friends. This four-day event could only be described as time well spent and worth remembering. Without a doubt it showed the true value of Korean and U.S. friendships. It was a week of harmony and meaningful opportunities shared between longtime allies, and new friends.

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